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Truckload Of Indian Hemp Intercepted In Jos, Four Arrested

A truckload of suspected Indian hemp has been intercepted in the Kwata axis of the Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The illegal product was seized by men of the Plateau State Police Command on Thursday.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Alfred Alabo, made this known, adding that four suspects were apprehended after a hot chase by its personnel.

He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, Okoro Julius Alawari’s operational strategy has started yielding positive results in the state.

“On August 30, 2023, at approximately 10:45 am, the Eagle Eye Patrol Unit of Plateau Police Command received credible intelligence from an informant that a truck was suspected to be sighted about to offload its consignment suspected to be Indian hemp into two other smaller vehicles at the HBC Resort, Kwata axis of Jos South Local Government Area.

“On receipt of the intelligence, the operatives of the unit, led by ASP Taiwo Ganiyu Bamidele, rushed to the scene and intercepted the truck with registration number LAGOS KJA-450-XG, a Sharon vehicle with registration number ABUJA RSH-334-PJX, and a Golf Volkswagen with registration number LAGOS AKD-731-AT.

“Upon sighting the officers, the suspects took to their heels. However, four suspects were apprehended after a hot chase. When the vehicles were searched, 100 bags of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp hidden under gin cartons were recovered.

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“The suspects, vehicles, and exhibits are currently in police custody. Meanwhile, efforts are intensifying to apprehend the fleeing suspects as the investigation continues.”

Similarly, police operatives in Adamawa State have arrested four teenage boys over alleged cybercrime in the capital, Yola.

The suspects have already told the police that they have been hacking people’s bank accounts and defrauding them since December last year.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje, told newsmen Thursday that officers of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police, relying on intelligence reports, arrested the suspects at Shagari Phase 2, a housing estate in Yola South LGA.

He gave the names of the suspects as Jamilu Abubakar, 21; Asab Vitalis, 18; Honest Zubairu, 16; and Paul Ladan Vanasha, 17; all residents of Shagari Phase 2.

”The suspects confessed that they have been hacking into people’s bank accounts and debiting them,” he disclosed, explaining that they do this using advanced techniques and skills.

“Investigation so far has revealed that the suspects have been committing the offence since December 2022,” he added, revealing that fake $8,300 notes; one iPhone, and three Android phones were recovered from them.

He said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, had directed that the suspects be arraigned in court upon completion of investigations.




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