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Drug war: NDLEA Arrests 20 Suspects In 4 States

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By Ibironke Ariyo
Abuja, – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested no fewer than 20 suspects for drug-related crimes in four states.

The NDLEA spokesperson, Mr Femi Babafemi, who said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, named the states as Edo, Ogun, Osun and Ondo.

He said that operatives in Ogun state in the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 12, raided a warehouse at Ogere area of Ikene Local Government Area (LGA) where they seized 273 jumbo bags of cannabis sativa.

This, he said, weighed 3,533 kilogrammes (3.533tons) from a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jesutofunmi Solomon.

He also added that it came on the heels of the seizure of 176kgs of cannabis sativa at Ogere trailer park on Wednesday Nov. 9 and the destruction of 15 hectares of cannabis plantation in Gbamgbam area of the state.

In the same vein, operatives in Osun state have raided a cannabis plantation at Obada sawmill, Owena Ijesa in Oriade LGA where they destroyed 1.2 hectares, recovered 2,823kgs of processed cannabis sativa and arrested 13 suspects on Sunday, Nov. 6.

“In Ondo, operatives seized 78kgs of cannabis from a dealer, Beauty Godwin, at Ofosu along Benin-Ore express road, and another 264kgs from Abdul Rasheed Mohammed, and Abdul Rasheed Haruna at Sanusi camp 2 in Owo.

“In Rivers state, anti-narcotics officers of the agency arrested Damion Onuoha during a raid at Elele Alimini community, Emuoha LGA.

“This is where he was found with 1.6kgs of Methamphetamine as well as monetary exhibit amounting to six hundred and fifty thousand, seven hundred naira (N650,700.00),” he said.

Babafemi said that joint operation with the military at Habour road, Port Harcourt City, also led to the arrest of Sandra David and seizure of different quantities of cocaine and heroin.

He said that N2,055,750.00 cash exhibit were recovered from her home.

“In Edo state, operatives located and destroyed 10 clusters of cannabis sativa farms measuring 14 hectares at Igwalor forest, Uhunmwonde LGA, where five bags of processed cannabis sativa weighing 47.7kgs were recovered.

“While a raid at Obadan village in the same LGA, also led to the recovery of 11 bags of cannabis sativa seeds weighing 399kgs..

“Also 34 bags of processed substance weighing 431kgs, bringing the total weight to 830kgs. Two suspects: Enododia Sunday and Osayaba Paul were arrested at the scene,” he said. (NAN)

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