Soldiers from the Nigerian Army, assigned to the 192 Battalion operating in the 81 Division Area of Responsibility, have seized a truck containing 397 wraps of a substance believed to be marijuana in Ogun State. The interception occurred during a stop and search operation along Ajilete Road in Yewa South Local Government Area, resulting in the impoundment of the truck and the apprehension of two suspects associated with an international drug syndicate.
The suspects have been identified as Matthew Edegbe, a Benin Republic national, and Joshua Dansu of Idiroko. They are currently cooperating with the Army in ongoing investigations. The initial findings revealed that the illicit substance was transported from Ghana through Benin Republic, en route to Sango Otta in Ogun State via Igholo-Idiroko.
Items recovered from the suspects include a truck without a registration number (T 1826 LA Lagos), which had been concealed to avoid identification, along with mobile phones, identification cards, and a sum of N7,000. The suspects, the vehicle, and the confiscated substances are in custody and will be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Lagos State Command.
It is worth noting that on July 15, troops from the same Battalion intercepted a truck carrying over 20,000 cartridges of ammunition destined for Anambra State.