Ex-Corporal Essien Friday, a 60-year-old former Army officer, and Ibrahim Ali, 50, were arrested by the Nigerian Army on Tuesday.
They hid 248 blocks of cannabis-like stuff in a Toyota Camry with the registration number Lagos, KJA 150 EG.
Major Ishaku Takwa, the Military Information Officer, stated in a statement on Tuesday that the illicit substance was worth roughly 7.5 million Naira.
The suspects were apprehended by military during a stop-and-search operation along the Manchok-Jos route in Kaura LGA, Kaduna State, he added.
The accused confessed to being hired to transport the illegal chemical to Yola, Adamawa State, according to the statement.
The suspects were also found with 18 ready-to-smoke Indian hemp wraps, 2 smartphones, 3 travel bags, one lighter, and two wallets containing N570.
He went on to say that the suspects and materials confiscated have been turned over to the Plateau State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for further investigation.
While commending the troops for their alertness and tenacity in preventing criminals from carrying out their terrible deeds, Major General Ibrahim Ali emphasized his command’s intention to clear out criminal groups on the Plateau and its environs.
He stated that OPSH will continue to work with law-abiding citizens to create a crime-free society, and urged members of the public to continue to provide credible information on illegal activities to security authorities.