Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) on Tuesday busted a drug syndicate in Plateau State and recovered 248 blocks of substances suspected to be Indian hemp worth over N7.5 million.
The drug was reportedly concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Lagos KJA 150 EG.
Two suspects were arrested, one of whom a 60-year-old ex-Army corporal, Friday Essien.
The other suspect was Ibrahim Ali, 50.
The two men were arrested by the troops during stop and search operation.
The suspects claimed that they were contracted to convey the illicit substance to Yola, Adamawa State from Ondo State.
Other items recovered from the suspects included 18 wraps of Indian hemp, two smartphones, three bags, one lighter and two wallets containing N570.
A statement by the military information officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, said the suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Plateau for further investigation.
The Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali hailed the troops for their vigilance