The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Borno State said it has arrested a serving policeman with 126 kilograms of Indian hemp also known as cannabis.
Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri, the state Commandant of NDLEA, Mr Ona Ogilegwu said the suspect was arrested at Njimtilo checkpoint while attempting to transport the illicit substance to Yobe State.
“The suspect, a 26-year old who gave his name as Sale Ishaku is still a serving police man in the Yobe State Police Command,” he said.
Upon interrogation Mr. Ishaku said that he was being paid N5 thousand for each bag of cannabis he ferried. He admitted he was trafficking the drugs on behalf of another person but has not disclosed his identity.
Mr. Ogilegwu added that “We later discovered that he was the one trafficking the illicit substance which he buys here and sells in Damaturu.”
“He parked his car at the airport junction where his supplier brought the consignment in a tricycle and arranged it in the boot of his vehicle for him to ferry across.” he said.
“We are still going after his supplier’s in Maiduguri and Yobe States,” the commandant said.
The NDLEA commander therefore warns drug barons to repent or face the full wrath of the law.