The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Friday said it impounded a truck loaded with Indian hemp worth over N15 million in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.
The NDLEA Area Commander in charge of Akwanga and Kokona Local Government Areas, Mr Saidu Salihu, disclosed this to newsmen in Akwanga.
According to the NDLEA area commander, the truck was impounded after knocking down and killing three street hawkers at Alushi Village, near Akwanga.
He, however, said the occupants of the vehicle fled the scene after the accident.
“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”, Salihu said.
Mr. Salihu added that the impounded vehicle had been deposited at the Akwanga Police Station while investigation was on going to arrest and prosecute the suspected traffickers.
The commander vowed that the agency was poised to rid the state of drug traffickers and peddlers but solicited the support of members of the public in order for the agency to achieve its goal.