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Police intercept bags of cannabis at Lagos jetty

The police command in Lagos says it intercepted some bags of substances, suspected to be cannabis, at a Jetty in the Ojo area of Lagos and arrested a suspect.

• April 19, 2024
LAGOS JETTY
LAGOS JETTY[credit : Premium times]

The police command in Lagos says it intercepted some bags of substances, suspected to be cannabis, at a Jetty in the Ojo area of Lagos and arrested a suspect.

The command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development on Friday.

Mr Hundeyin said detectives from the Ijanikin tactical squad intercepted the substances on Wednesday at about 4:30 a.m. while on morning patrol around the Ajangbadi area.

He said the tactical team trailed a white Mercedes Benz mini truck to Ilufe Waterside Jetty, Alaba International, Ojo.

The command said the operatives discovered that a large quantity of substances suspected to be cannabis in sacks were offloaded 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,” he said.

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