NDLEA Destroys 30.9 Hectares Of Cannabis Farms In Ondo, Other States

NDLEA Destroys 30.9 Hectares Of Cannabis Farms In Ondo, Other States

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has taken significant action in its ongoing efforts to combat cannabis cultivation in Nigeria. In the past week alone, a total of 30.9 hectares of cannabis farms were destroyed in the states of Delta, Edo, and Ondo. This proactive approach by the NDLEA aims to disrupt the illegal cannabis industry and prevent the distribution of drugs throughout the country.

Delta: 18 hectares of cannabis farm destroyed

On June 12th, the NDLEA, with the support of soldiers, raided Umuchime village in Ogume, Ndokwa West LGA in Delta. As a result of this operation, 18 hectares of cannabis farm were successfully destroyed. In addition to the destruction of the farm, four suspects were apprehended at the scene. The individuals, two men, and two women, who are now in custody, were identified as Kingsley Atuola (40), Okikiolu Adekunle (44), Osai Doris (40), and Ublenu Joy (28).

Edo: Successful raids in Awakpa forest

Two days later, on June 14th, NDLEA operatives carried out a successful operation in Awakpa forest located in Owan West LGA of Edo. Several suspects were arrested at the scene, including Malachy Amaechi, Nanmua Peter, Ojo Momoh, Afam Luke, and John Danladi. These apprehensions were made inside a hut situated on a 2.5-hectare cannabis farm, which was subsequently destroyed. During the operation, a total of 102 kilograms of the substance, which had already been harvested, were also recovered. Furthermore, an additional farm measuring 1.294 hectares was destroyed, bringing the total area razed to 3.978 hectares.

Ondo: Arrests and valuable seizures

On June 17th, the NDLEA conducted a raid in the Uyiwnendi community of Ikpoba Oka LGA, leading to the arrest of Godwin Ejiro (45), a known dealer. The search of Ejiro’s house resulted in the confiscation of various illicit drugs, including cocaine, heroin, meth, swinol, and cannabis.

In a separate incident in Ondo state, John Emmanuel (30) was arrested in Ofosu on June 15th, while in possession of 81 kilograms of cannabis. Operatives also apprehended Gideon Akoh on the same day at Ala forest, where they destroyed nine hectares of cannabis farm and recovered 12 kilograms of harvested substance. Additionally, a substantial amount of 93.7 kilograms of the psychoactive substance was evacuated from a shop in Enugu metropolis on Saturday, June 17th.

The efforts of the NDLEA are not limited to a specific region, as demonstrated by the arrest of notorious dealer Kwada Vendi (37) in Mamari, Maiduguri, Borno on Tuesday, June 13th. Vendi was found in possession of 30.6 kilograms of cannabis.

The NDLEA remains dedicated to combating drug trafficking and abuse, safeguarding communities, and ensuring a safer, drug-free Nigeria.

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