NDLEA destroys over 3 tons of cannabis in Edo forest


By Aluta News

March 17, 2024

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed over three tons of cannabis (Indian Hemp) in zero forest.
A statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi , on Sunday in Abuja, said that the substances were on 1.577683 hectares of farmland.
Babafemi said that operatives raided the Oloma-Okpe forest in Akoko Edo Local Government Area (LGA) and destroyed 3,944.2075 kgs of cannabis on the farmland.
Also, NDLEA operatives in Edo State on Thursday, March 14, arrested a suspect, Kole Samuel, aged 50.
Babafemi said that the suspect was arrested with 75kg of psychoactive substance at market area, Otuo, Owan East Local Government Area (LGA).
In the same vein, at least, 24kg of cannabis was seized from the driver of a transport company, Ikechukwu Obialo, at Sagamu Interchange, Ogun State, by NDLEA operatives on March 13.
Babafemi said that two suspects: Ali Amadu, 27, and Adamu Hassan, 33, were caught with a total of 125.3kg cannabis; 3,400 pills of tramadol; and 30 bottles of codeine syrup in Kano State.
“They were arrested on Monday,  March 11, at Gadar Tamburawa area, and Friday, March 15, at Tsamiya Babba, Hotoro, respectively.
“118 kgs of cannabis were recovered from a warehouse in Masaka area of Nasarawa State,  on Saturday, March, 16.
Meanwhile, all the various commands of the agency across the country continued the War Against Drug Abuse, (WADA), campaign, in the past week.
“Some of them include: WADA sensitisation lecture for students and teachers of Government Day Secondary School, Michika, Adamawa; students and staff of Nana Aisha Secondary School, Damaturu, Yobe.
“Students of Dee Unique International School, Abesan, Ipaja, Lagos, and students and staff of Purple Crown Secondary School, Uwani, Enugu, were not left out in the WADA advocacy.
Babafemi quoted the NDLEA chairman, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, as applauding the officers and men in all the commands across the country for intensifying their WADA advocacy lectures.
This, he said, was an added advantage for students and youths,  thus creating a fair balance between the agency’s drug supply and demand reduction efforts.
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