NDLEA arrests man for concealing illicit drugs inside bicycle tube

Arrested drug suspect

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Katsina State Command, has arrested a 20-year-old man who allegedly concealed illicit drugs inside a tube of a dilapidated bicycle.

The spokesman for the command, Mr Bashir Adamu, disclosed this to newsmen in Katsina on Thursday.

He said that the suspect was arrested on Feb. 17 on the Kano-Katsina Expressway.

According to Adamu, the suspect was traveling from Lagos to Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Adamu said that the suspect concealed different illicit drugs inside the rear tube of a bicycle belonging to him.

“The suspect was arrested in the midst passengers in a commercial vehicle while in transit from Lagos to Charanchi.

“Upon a search on passengers and their luggages, we were able to recover three different illicit drugs concealed inside a rear tube of a dilapidated bicycle owned by the suspect.

“The drugs recovered are 154 grammes of Cannabis Sativa, 6.3 grammes of Diazepam pills and 8.6 grammes of Exol-5,” Adamu said.

According to him, investigation is ongoing to find out the accomplices.

“The command calls on the general public to give us all necessary support and assistance towards achieving the desired objectives.

“We remain committed to checking the menace of drug abuse and trafficking within the nooks and crannies of the state,” he said.