The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA on Friday, December 18, 2015 said it impounded a truck laden with Indian hemp valued at N15 million at Alushi Village, near Akwanga, Nasarawa State.
This was revealed to newsmen through the agency’s area Commander in charge of Akwanga and Kokona Local Government Areas, Mr Saidu Salihu.
According to him, the truck was impounded after knocking down and killing three street hawkers, although the occupants abandoned the vehicle and fled.
Salihu said: “The villagers later got there and discovered that the truck was loaded with hard drugs and contacted the agency.
“The occupants of the vehicle left their mobile phones and other valuables in the truck and that is what we are using to track them down.’’
He said that the impounded vehicle had been deposited at the Akwanga Police Station while investigation was on going to arrest and prosecute the suspected traffickers.
Salihu reinstated the resolve of the agency to ensure that the state is devoid of drug traffickers and peddlers.
He called on members of the public to support the agency in order that the goal would be achieved.