Kano State Commandant of NDLEA, Alhaji Hamza Umar, told newsmen today that the suspects were arrested in a brand new escort vehicle with police colour, siren, pilot plate number and in possession of two police caps.
According to him, the men who were arrested while blaring the siren and pretending to be police officers, were conveying 715 kilograms of Indian Hemp to Yobe.
Umar said: “During investigation by our officers, we discovered that the suspects were from Edo State, while their destination was Gashua, in Yobe State.
“The two suspects who were arrested along with 715 kilograms of Indian Hemp disclosed to us that they normally convey such exhibits once a month.”
He added that “if those people had succeeded in their mission to their destination, Yobe where the issue of insecurity is a major concern, only God knows what would have happened”.
One of the suspects confessed that he was offered N200,000 to convey the Indian hemp to Gashua.