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Soldiers arrest two men with 15 bags of marijuana



-Two men transporting 15 bags of marijuana to Lagos were arrested by soldiers in Akure.

Two men suspected to be dealers in marijuana have been arrested by soldiers of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Naija News gathered that Captain Ojo Adelegan, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the brigade, who disclosed that the suspects were arrested at the Owena military checkpoint, said the suspects were inside a black Toyota Corolla with number plate, Lagos KSF 492 AS, filled with 15 bags of marijuana.

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He said: “As they (suspects) approached the checkpoint, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop; it took the effort of our men on sentry duty, which fired a round of ammunition, to stop the driver, who abandoned the car and ran into the bush.

“Our soldiers recovered 15 bags of Indian hemp (cannabis) and N71,354 cash from the car. The suspects said the Indian hemp was purchased at Ogbese town and was being moved to Lagos.”

Adelegan, therefore said that the suspects and other items recovered from them had been handed over to the Ondo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

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