The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Sokoto State has arrested a retired military officer for alleged possession of 5.1 kg of Cannabis Sativa.
NDLEA Commander in the state, Adamu Iro told newsmen on Thursday that the nonagerian was arrested by operatives of the command at old market in the state metropolis.
“Our investigation revealed that the suspect was taking the items to the Eastern zone of Sokoto which is notorious as a hideout of bandits.
“Therefore, by implication, the items are to be supplied to the bandits who continue to terrorise the innocent people in the zone,” he said.
Iro said that the command would ensure proper and speedy investigation on the matter in order to charge the suspect to court.
The NDLEA commander appealed to the general public to continue to support security agencies with vital information to tackle criminality and security challenges in the state