NDLEA intercepts brewery truck with illicit drug, nabs 20-yr-old with 6grams cocaine in Ondo



 

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Command intercepted a 40-foot truck carrying Nigerian Breweries beer bottles, with 239 kilograms of substances to be cannabis sativa concealed inside.

 

is even as the men of the Ondo state Command of the Agency arrested a 20-year-old Bidemi Timileyin with 6.12 grams of cocaine at a joint in Ajiboro community Ondo town, Ondo West local government area of the state, while other suspects escaped. Both seizures were made on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

 

According to the , Command of NDLEA, Nse Jack, preliminary investigations revealed that the illicit substances were loaded into  the truck in Benin, Edo state on its way from Idiroko, heading to Aba in Abia state. Three suspects arrested in connection with the seizure include: the driver, Okeke Linus (34); the conductor, Bokwagh Tivfa (29) and the courier, Chidi Ofondu (60).

 

“On the 24th February, 2021, at about 1930hours, based on information, command intercepted a 40ft Fonton truck with registration number Lagos KJA 991 XZ, belonging to AG leventis, Aba, a transporter for Nigerian Breweries, Aba, of conveying some quantities of cannabis sativa at the control bus stop, Owerri, Imo state. The truck, which had empty bottles in crates belonging to Nigerian Breweries, taken to the command headquartres, Owerri for a thorough search. In the process, 13 big bags of dried weed to be cannabis sativa and weighing 239kgs concealed in between the crates of empty bottles were recovered.

 

“The truck coming from Idiroko where they had gone to products and thereafter carried empty bottles back to Aba. They stopped at Okada, Edo state on the 23rd February, 2021 where they slept over, and it in Okada they met the courier, Chidi Ofondu, where a total of 26 bags of the substance were loaded. The trio left Okada in the morning of 24th February, 2021 to Aba enroute Owerri.  Thirteen (13) bags of the exhibit were dropped along the road in Imo state before they got to the control bus stop, Owerri same day where they were intercepted”, the explained.