14.3 tonnes of Indian hemp were seized by Ondo State NDLEA.

The Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Seized about 14.3 tonnes of illicit Indian hemp within the State.
Ohimai Ayodele and Ojeagbese Asabiya,have been arrested in connection with the transportation of the illicit Indian hemp.

 Mr. Haruna Gagara, The commander of NDLEA in Ondo State stated this while speaking in the headquarters of the command in Akure, the state capital.

 The operation was successful by the joint task force of the agency in Ondo, Edo and Osun states, in collaboration with the men of the Nigeria Army, they discovered those Indian hemp in some villages and town in Edo and Ondo.

The commander signified that all the cannabis seized in the area had been destroyed and burnt, adding that the development was part of the outcome of the ‘Operation Thunder Strike IV,’ which launched in the state last week, by the command.
He said, ” The operation has been largely successful.
“The intelligence-driven operation has led to the seizure of several tons of cannabis already harvested and prepared for onward movement to the illicit drug markets.
“No fewer than 14.3 tons of the illicit drug were destroyed by burning at the six camps raided by the operatives.
“Uzebba and Ihkin communities in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State were the first of the places visited by our team. ”
Gagara also said some of the items recovered from the camps included eight locally fabricated guns, six rounds of carriages and locally fabricated cannabis-compressing machines.
The NDLEA boss also said the command would prosecute the suspects as soon as investigation is concluded.


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