Operatives attached to the Police Border Patrol in Ogun State Thursday arrested a 35-year-old man with 62 parcels of Marijuana.
Olamilekan Taiwo was said to have compressed the parcels such that each weighing 10kg, which he was allegedly smuggling out of the country.
He was said to have concealed the illegal drugs in bags of clothes to deceive security agents, but was apprehended when policemen insisted on searching his luggage.
According to a source, the suspect was taken to the police station, where he confessed to have smuggled several kilograms using the same method.
“He claimed to be running errand for the big boys. He also confessed that he has contacts within and outside the country. At first he claimed it was clothes he was selling that were in the bags but our men insisted on searching and it was discovered that over 90 percent of the contacts were Indian hemp.
“It is no longer business as usual on our borders because the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has redeployed newly trained officers to assist other agencies.
“These special officers were sent to United Kingdom (UK) and United States (U.S.) to learn how best to protect our borders from criminal activities. Criminals are warned to seek other alternatives as any attempt to take advantage of our borders would not be tolerated,” said the source.