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NDLEA destroys over 10,000 kilograms of cannabis in Edo, arrests multiple suspects



NDLEA destroys 10,000 kg cannabis in Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed 10,534.78 kilograms of cannabis cultivated on 4.213912 hectares of farmland in Edo State.

NDLEA Spokesman, Femi Babafemi, announced on Sunday in Abuja that the cannabis farm was in Uhen forest, Ovia North East Local Government Area.

During a Wednesday, June 12 raid, the agency’s operatives arrested four suspects: Frank Ishoku, 38; Clifford Ossai, 49; Vanger Timothy, 30; and John Oluwaseyi, 30. Additionally, 16kg of processed cannabis was seized for prosecution purposes.

Babafemi also reported the destruction of another 18,425kg of cannabis on 7.37 hectares of farmland. The operation received support from sister security agencies in the dense forest of Ise Ekiti on Friday.

In a related development, two suspects, Muhammad Abba, 33, and Samson Ehizogie, 42, were arrested in Abuja with 3,550 bottles of “Akuskura,” a new mixture of psychotropic substances, during a raid on Friday, June 14, at Garki Area 10 and Dutse Suokale in the Federal Capital Territory.

Elsewhere, Emmanuel Ogechi, 24, was apprehended with 11,200 pills of tramadol on Wednesday, June 12, along the Otukpo-Enugu road in Benue. Another suspect, Anayo Onwe, 40, was arrested with 62.4kg of cannabis sativa in Nteje, while 1kg of methamphetamine belonging to a fleeing suspect was seized in Oraifite, Anambra.

In Kwara State, Muhammed Musa, 24, was arrested with 33kg of cannabis at Bode-Saadu, Jebba, and Shokuro Adeola, 59, was nabbed with 11.5kg of the same substance along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Oyo State.

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