Indian hemp business is in my blood – Suspect arrested weeks after serving jail term

A 55-year-old suspected drug trafficker has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) after being nabbed with 1,072kg of Indian Hemp. 

The suspect identified as Umaru Shehu who was arrested along Mokwa Road in Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State after the agency received an intelligence report, had just finished his jail term on October 8 for a similar offence. 

Umaru who was sentenced to a year imprisonment for carrying 64kg of dried Indian hemp some years ago, said he’s been finding it difficult letting go of the Indian hemp business as it runs in his blood. 

“Cannabis business is my blood, it is extremely difficult for me to stop it. When I was embarking on this trip from Lagos to Sokoto, I never knew that the operatives would arrest me in Mokwa, it is my luck” he said. 

NDLEA’s commander in Niger state, Sylvia Egwunwoke confirmed the arrest and also urged members of the public to join in the effort to stop the distribution and sale of illicit drugs in the state.

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