20 persons arrested for drug-related crimes in four states: NDLEA
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested no fewer than 20 suspects for drug-related crimes in four states.
The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, who said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, named the states as Edo, Ogun, Osun and Ondo.
He said operatives in Ogun State, in the early hours of Saturday, November 12, raided a warehouse in the Ogere area of the Ikenne 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 176 kgs of cannabis Sativa at Ogere trailer park on Wednesday, November 9, and the destruction of 15 hectares of cannabis plantation in the Gbamgbam area of the state.
Similarly, operatives in Osun state raided a cannabis plantation at Obada Sawmill, Owena Ijesha in Oriade LGA, where they destroyed 1.2 hectares, recovered 2,823kgs of processed cannabis Sativa and arrested 13 suspects on Sunday, November 6.
“In Ondo, operatives seized 78 kgs of cannabis from a dealer, Beauty Godwin, at Ofosu along the 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 a monetary exhibit amounting to six hundred and fifty thousand, seven hundred naira (N650,700.00),” he said.
Mr Babafemi said a joint operation with the military at Harbour Road, Port Harcourt City, also led to the arrest of Sandra David and the seizure of different quantities of cocaine and heroin.
He said N2,055,750 cash exhibits 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 399 kgs.
“Also, 34 bags of processed substance weighing 431 kgs, bringing the total weight to 830kgs. Two suspects: Enododia Sunday and Osayaba Paul, were arrested at the scene,” he said.
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