The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), on Monday, intercepted a truck loaded with 30 Northern youths, at Sango Ota area of the state.
The spokesman for the agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
According to him, the IVECO truck with registration number KANO XG 172 KNG was stopped for search by the operatives of the agency where it was discovered that 30 persons were hidden behind baskets of pepper.
The truck which was reported to have been covered with a tarpaulin but was turned back by the officials of the road management control manning the Joju junction in the town.
He said: “The Almajiri were packed together with various types of pepper which filled the truck to the brim.
“The truck was turned back and led to the tollgate from where they said they came in.
“But we don’t know their final destination before they were apprehended at Ota by eagle-eyed Divisional TRACE Command, Ota.”
“Another team at the toll gate was awaiting them for easy passage, even though a TRACE team was in another unbranded vehicle following them from behind.”