Crime

NDLEA Seizes 1.5 Tonnes Of Cannabis In Ondo State

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ondo State Command, has arrested nine dealers of illicit drugs and seized 1,292 kilograms of cannabis sativa and its seeds from them.

Addressing newsmen in Akure, the Ondo State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Haruna Gagara disclosed that 711.5 kilograms of cannabis seeds were recovered from a forest in Ago Oyibo area of Ogbese, Akure North Local Government Area.

Mr Gagara pointed out that the seizure has prevented the mass cultivation of an estimated 250 hectares of cannabis sativa farmland in the state.

He explained that his operatives had earlier intercepted a vehicle loaded with 580.5 kilograms of the illicit drug along Ogbese-Owo road.

Some of the suspects arrested claimed they were unaware of the existence of the seeds of Cannabis Sativa seized from their house.

Kayode Animasaun

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