NDLEA intercepts 4,448kg of cannabis sativa in 3 states

NDLEA intercepts 4,448kg of cannabis sativa in 3 states

By Ibironke Ariyo, Abuja.


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 4,448 kilograms of cannabis sativa in Ondo, Delta and Kebbi states.


The NDLEA spokesperson, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this via a statement on Sunday in Abuja.


Babafemi said that operatives on Tuesday, Dec. 6, stormed sharp corner, Ipele forest in Owo neighbourhood of Ondo State and arrested two suspects.


He said that the suspects, Rotimi Oyekan and Precious Aluju, were nabbed with cannabis sativa weighing 903.3 kilograms.


He also said that another team of NDLEA officers arrested Babatunde Oluyara at Igbotako area of Ondo State, with 168.5 kilograms of cannabis sativa.


He added that the suspect was also apprehended with six kilograms of “monkey tail” and various quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.


“In Kebbi State, two suspects — Austine Julius and Sale Yakubu — were arrested on Sunday, Dec. 4, along Yawuri-Kebbi road.


“The arrested suspects came with a loaded Dyna truck with 117 bags of cannabis sativa, weighing 1,070 kilograms, concealed under bags of oranges.


“The following day, Monday, Dec. 5, another set of two suspects, Abdullahi Bala and Ibrahim Wade, were intercepted along Koko-Kebbi road.


“They were arrested in a Dyna truck loaded with 114 bags of the same substance, weighing 1,140 kilograms, concealed under crates of soft drinks,” he said.


Babafemi said that a raid operation in Abbi town, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta, led to the arrest of a pregnant 30-year-old dealer, Aniekem Evelyn, with 1,161 kilograms of cannabis sativa seized from her warehouse.

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