NDLEA Intercepts 1,292 Kilograms Of Illicit Drug In Ondo Forest, Arrest 9 (Photos)

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Nine drug dealers have been arrested and a total 1, 292 kilograms cannabis Sativa and its seeds have been intercepted by Operatives National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, , Ondo Command.

In a statement released today February 19, Commander anti-drug agency, Haruna Gagara disclosed that out the figure, 711.5kg cannabis seeds were recovered from a forest in Ago Oyibo area of Ogbese, Akure Local Government Area the .

According him, this seizure has thwarted the mass cultivation of an estimated 250 hectares of Cannabis Sativa farmland in . Gagara said the humongous cultivation if allowed would produce an estimated 443,000Kgs of cannabis.

He said his stormed the forest Thursday, February 18, 2021, following intelligence. He gave the name of some of the suspects as Alex Moses, 35; Oshie Emmanuel, 20; Effiong, 31; Emmanuel Akpan, 25, and David , 19.

Gagara added that his operatives had earlier intercepted a vehicle loaded with 580.5kg of the illicit drug along Ogbese-Owo road.