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N4.9m worth of cannabis intercepted in Yobe

98 parcel of cannabis sativa worth N4.9 million has been intercepted by the North-East Joint Task Force, Damaturu, Yobe State and handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The Sector Commander, Major General Koko Isoni, stated this while handing over the seized substances to the Agency on Monday in Damaturu.

Represented by his Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Umar Mu’azu, the Commander said the substances were seized on October 7, 2022 by troops of the 159 Battalion in Geidam Local Government Area of the state.

“It was abandoned by the courier including the vehicle conveying the consignment when he saw the patrol team,” he said.

In his remarks, the State Commandant of the Agency, Aliyu Yahaya, commended the army for the gesture, adding that each parcel of Cannabis costs N50,000.

Represented by the Deputy State Commandant, Ogar Peter, Yahaya appreciated the synergy between the security agencies in the state.

“We are pleased to receive this exhibit. The gesture demonstrates the synergy that exists between the security agencies in the state,” he said, adding the Nigerian Army has been committed to curve drug peddling in the state.

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