STF arrests man with 56 bags of marijuana in Jos



The Special Task (STF) on Jos Crises has arrested a man in possession of fifty- six bags of substance suspected to be Indian hemp in three cars in Jos.
STF spokesman, Captain Salisu Mustapha, who paraded the suspect and his illegal consignment before journalists in Jos, said that at about 10am, information got to their men at a patrol base at Rukuba Road that some vehicles loaded with substance suspected to be Indian hemp left Mr Ali area of Jos north through Akass Village to Rukuba Road.
“Consequently, a stop and search check point was quickly positioned and on sighting our troops, they changed their route and entered the bush, but our men pursued them and the suspects abandoned their vehicles and fled,” he said
. He added that other items recovered by the STF include 56 bags of a substance suspected to be marijuana, a dark green Jetta saloon car with registration number PLATEAU AM 662 BUU, a black Golf 3 and an ash Vector with registration number PLATEAU BLD 85 AA.
Saying that the suspect and the exhibits where handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Plateau State Command for further investigation, he added that the driver of one of the vehicles, by name Godwin Amechi, was arrested, and after interrogation, he claimed that he was only called upon with three other drivers by one Mr Jerry to carry the bags from Mr Ali to Rukuba Road.
Mr Jerry and the other 3 drivers are still on the run.

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