Fake Policemen Nabbed In The Process Of Smuggling 50 Bags Of Weed
Operatives of the NDLEA have arrested two impostures, disguised like policemen, who were conveying 50 bags of weeds, suspected to be cannabis sativa and weighing 685 kilogrammes, along Okpella-Okene road, Edo state.
The fake policemen operated with a black Toyota Hiace bus, marked Ondo AKR 392 LZ and labelled with stickers of the emblem of the Nigeria Police.
Speaking to newsmen while parading the suspects, Edo State Commander, Mr. Buba Wakawa who identified the fake policemen as one Matthew Onumba and Ojukwu Henry, described them as members of a drug syndicate specialised in smuggling cannabis from the South to North-West region of the country.
According to the NDLEA Boss, the bus had reportedly began the ill fated journey from Uzebba, in the Owan West Local Government Area of the State, en route Kaduna State, when it was intercepted during a search operation by officers of the agency.
It was gathered that the arrested suspects, also attached a siren to the vehicle in an attempt to evade security checks by the police.
“The black bus (Toyota), with tainted glass, had a siren and police stickers both at the front and rear to deceive unsuspecting members of the public as well as security personnel. It has all the paraphernalia of an official police vehicle.
“So much has been invested into this operation and I am glad that our efforts have been rewarded,” he said