Troops of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), operating in Plateau and parts of Kaduna and Bauchi states, have arrested two suspects with cannabis sativa worth N9.5 million, spokesperson of the task force, Major Ishaku Takwa, said.
Mr Takwa said on Saturday that the suspects, Patrick Kalu, 60, a retired police sergeant, and Friday Kalu, 40, were arrested along Manchok-Vom road on Saturday.
“This afternoon, our troops arrested two suspected drug dealers and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV.
“The suspects Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer and Friday Kalu were nabbed by the troops during a stop and search operation on Manchok-Vom road.
“They told our personnel that they were contracted to convey the illicit substance from Ondo State to Yola in Adamawa State.
“Other items recovered from the suspects include a police identity card, two Nokia phones and two wallets, one containing N16,100 and the other N2,900. 40,” he said.
Mr Takwa said that the suspects and items recovered had been handed over to the Plateau Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation.