National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kogi State, has intercepted a vehicle in lokoja kogi state capital conveying one thousand three hundred kilograms of substance suspected to be compact cannabis.
The state commander, Alfred Adewumi, confirmed this While addressing newsmen in his office in Lokoja.
He said the interception of the J5 van with registration number Ondo AKR72ZN which took off from Ekpoma in Edo state was heading to Borno state with a stop in Kano state.
Mr Adewumi said it took the efforts of his area patrol personnel to detect the canabis and refusing to accept a a bribe of one million naira offered by the driver of the van.
According to him, the success of the operation followed a tip-off, assuring that the Agency would stop at nothing in tracking down drug traffickers and get them out of business in the country.
Commander Alfred disclosed that the driver of bus whose name Usman Danlami, was the sole transporter of the drug.
As newsmen probe the suspect, Usman Danlami, the driver of the van, he disclosed that he was merely running errand, noting that once he reached his destination, he would be paid off.
He stressed that he does not have contact with the owner of the drugs as he only took orders on phone, explaining that in the course of the deal, he only gets to be paid N40,000 and appealed to the government to be lenient with him.
Similarly, a man whose name is Raphel Chigbugwu, allegedly travelling from Lagos to Abuja was found with substance suspected to be cocaine.
The State NDLEA commander said the matter is still being investigated.