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Two individuals are taken into custody in Niger with 16 bags of Indian hemp

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Two people were detained by the Niger State Police Command as they attempted to transport sixteen bags of Indian hemp to the village of Ndayako in the Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

According to a statement released by DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the state’s police public relations officer, in Minna on Sunday, the suspects were apprehended by police operatives from Mokwa Division on September 6, 2023, on the basis of solid intelligence.

Auta Umar Saidu, 25, and Mohammed Bala, 52, both from Mokwa, were named as suspects.

He claims that 16 bundles of suspected Indian hemp were caught and seized from Auta in Muwo village on his way to Ndayako village.

Upon questioning, Auta admitted that Bala had dispatched him to meet and accept the bags from a man named Lawali, who had traveled all the way from Ondo State to deliver the goods.

He said that Bala was eventually caught and that they both admitted that the bags were for sale and that they had been in this business for close to eight months.

After being arraigned in court, the suspects were sent to SCID Minna for further investigation.

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