In Plateau state, 248 blocks of substances suspected to be Indian hemp worth over N7.5 million was recovered by Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) on Tuesday from drug syndicate.
Two suspects were arrested by the troops during stop and search operation, one of whom a 60-year-old ex-Army corporal, Friday Essien, the other suspect was Ibrahim Ali, 50.
The drug was reportedly concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Lagos KJA 150 EG.
The suspects stated that they were contracted to convey the illicit substance to Yola, Adamawa State from Ondo State.
Other items recovered from the suspects included 18 wraps of Indian hemp, two smartphones, three bags, one lighter and two wallets containing N570.
The suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Plateau for further investigation, according to Major Ishaku, the military information officer.
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