Cannabis Warehouses In Edo Forest Razed By NDLEA
The Director, Media, and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement issued posted on the agency’s Twitter handle.
The statement revealed that massive warehouses and tents storing over 317,417 kilograms (317.4 metric tons) of the psychoactive substance were destroyed and set ablaze in a two-day operation.
At least, a police impersonator, Omoruan Theophilus, 37, who parades as a Police Inspector to convey the drugs from the forests to the cities and three others: Aigberuan Jacob, 42; Ekeinde Anthony Zaza, 53, and Naomi Patience Ohiewere, 42, were arrested in connection with the drugs.
NDLEA said that the Opuje community in Owan West Local Government Area, Edo State, is notorious for cannabis cultivation.
The agency said that after harvest, the cartel builds warehouses inside the forest reserves and employs the services of armed youths to
protect the warehouses 24/7.
NDLEA storms Edo forests, razes 317 tons Cannabis warehouses, arrests 4
. Seizes $269,000 fake dollars, nabs 3 syndicate members in joint operation with EFCC in Lagos
Full statement 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/Uxq1uADNw3
— NDLEA NIGERIA (@ndlea_nigeria) January 21, 2023
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