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Police intercepts bags of Indian hemp at Lagos Jetty



Police operatives in Lagos on Wednesday intercepted some bags of substances, suspected to be Indian hemp at a Jetty in Ojo area of the state.

The spokesman for the state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the development to journalists on Friday in Lagos, said one suspect was arrested in the operation.

He said detectives from the tactical squad in Ijaniki intercepted the substances while on a morning patrol around Ajangbadi area of the state.

Hundeyin said: “The team trailed one white Mercedes Benz mini truck to Ilufe Waterside Jetty, Alaba International, Ojo.

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“The operatives discovered that a large quantity of substances suspected to be Indian Hemp in sacks were being off loaded from a flying boat.

“One suspect (43, with name withheld), alleged to be the driver of the truck, was arrested. A total of 1,040 wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp in 30 sacks were recovered.

“The suspect alleged that one man, simply identified as Ifeanyi, contacted him to convey the substances from Waterside Jetty to Alaba International Market, Ojo, in Lagos.

“Investigation is ongoing and effort is on to track and arrest the said Ifeanyi.”

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