Nigerian Air Force Intercepts Drug Trafficker.

Nigerian Air Force Intercepts Drug Trafficker.

22 Quick Response Wing of the Nigerian Air Force, in Nasarawa State has intercepted a busload of Indian hemp and arrested a 32-year-old man, Yusuf Ibrahim, from Bakin Rijiya, Lafia East Development Area.

It was gathered that Ibrahim was found in possession of 80 bags of cannabis sativa, known locally as Indian hemp.

The interception occurred during a patrol mission aimed at combating criminal activities such as kidnapping, banditry and armed robbery in the state.

The suspect was intercepted along the Shabu area of Lafia North Development Area. He attempted to flee in a J-5 vehicle loaded with the illicit substance but was apprehended by Nigerian Air Force personnel. The driver and other accomplices escaped into the forest at Bakin Rijiya.

Ibrahim confessed to transporting the drugs for an individual named Moses Essein, based in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The Nigerian Air Force handed Ibrahim over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, in Nasarawa State for further investigation and prosecution.


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