Men of Ogun State Police Command, Wednesday, arrested three suspects while transporting 40 bags of weed suspected to be Indian hemp from Edo to Lagos State.
The three suspects are Frank Osai, 39 years; Elvis Okuse, 25 years and Kelvin Ogagaoghene, 24 years.
Following an intelligence report, the suspects were intercepted at the Benin/Sagamu expressway with a truck with registration number KPP 339 XD with which the drug was being transported.
A release by the Ogun State Police Public Relation Office, Abimbola Oyeyemi, indicated that the suspects confessed to be taking the bags to a customer in Lagos.
The statement read in part, “The three men were arrested along Benin/Shagamu expressway following an intelligent report received by the Command that the men used to carry hard drugs such as nicotine, Indian hemp as well as dangerous weapon from Edo State enroute Ogun to Lagos State.
“On the strength of the report, the Commissioner of Police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu directed the officer in-charge FSARS Sp Uba Adams to go after the suspects.
“In compliance with the Cp’s directive, the operatives of the FSARS embarked on technical based investigation and profiling of the suspects which enabled them to intercept them on a truck with registration number KPP 339 XD.
“On searching the vehicle, 40 bags of weeds suspected to be marijuana was recovered and the suspects were promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, they confessed that the weeds are meant to be delivered to a customer who they simply identified as Uche in Lagos.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, according to the PPRO, has ordered a full scale investigation on the activities of the arrested suspects as well as their sponsors.