Troops of Operation Safe Haven have busted a drug syndicate and recovered 248 blocks of substance suspected to be cannabis worth about N7.5 m.

The substance was said to be concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Lagos, KJA 150 EG.

According to a statement on Tuesday by Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, the suspects include a retired army personnel.

The statement was titled, ‘Troops bursts drug syndicates, recovers illicit drugs’.

It partly read, “The suspects Ex-Corporal Essien Friday, a 60-year-old retired Army personnel and 50-year-old Ibrahim Ali were arrested by the troops during stop and search operation along Manchok – Jos Road in the Kaura LGA of Kaduna state.

“The suspects claimed that they were contracted to convey the illicit substance to Yola, Adamawa State from Ondo State.

“Other items recovered from the suspects include 18 wraps of Indian hemp ready for smoking, 2 smartphones, 3 travelling bags, one lighter and 2 wallets containing Five Hundred and Seventy Naira (N570) only.

“The suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Plateau State Command for further investigation.”

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