Nigerian Army intercepts large quantity of cannabis stuffed in commercial vehicle

Troops of 35 Artillery Brigade intercepted a Mazda model vehicle with Registration Number NRK 622 SB conveying a large quantity of substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa at Mologbede village in Odeda LGA of Ogun State on Friday, 29 March 2024.

The Commander 35 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Mohammed Tajudeen Aminu, who commended the troops for their effort, urged them to remain vigilant in their various locations.

The handing over of the 441 wrapped pieces of Pawpaw sized Cannabis Sativa weighing 223Kg and the Mazda vehicle to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Ogun State Command took place on Tuesday, 03 April 2024.

Mohammed Goni, Acting Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, 35 Artillery Brigade, said in a statement that the Commander was represented by the Officer Commanding 35 Provost Company, Major Gadzama Abdullahi.

The statement noted that the Commander reiterated that the Brigade would continue to sustain all efforts in collaborating with other security agencies to eliminate crimes and other social vices in the State.

In her remarks, the Commandant NDLEA Ogun State Command, Commander of Narcotics Jane Ibiba Odili, stated that she was highly excited over the synergy between the Military and other security agencies in the State.

She said General Aminu has genuinely supported NDLEA operations, which has led to significant successes achieved by the Agency.

She further stated that with the support of the military, NDLEA was able to break boundaries, burst drug syndicates and achieve holistic outcomes in their overall drug-fighting efforts.

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