NDLEA Recovers 301kg Of Cannabis In Lagos State

The Lagos State Command of the National Drugs
Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday
recovered 301.2kg of cannabis in Mushin.
This is contained in a statement by Mitchell
Ofoyeju, the spokesman of the agency and
made available to the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Abuja.
The statement said the NDLEA Command carried
out a raid on a popular market at Mushin, where
it allegedlyrecovered 22 sacks of dried weeds
which tested positive for cannabis weighing
301.2kg.
The raid was sequel to a directive by the new
Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Col.
Muhammad Abdallah,for the dismantling of drug
trafficking organisations.
It said that the operation, which took place at
about 3 a.m, was part of strategies to re-
position the anti-narcotic agency for optimum
performance.
According to the statement, investigation
revealed that the shop where the cannabis was
found was always locked.
"The estimated street value of the seized
cannabis was about N 3,000,000 million and the
owner of the drugs had also been
apprehended," it said.
According to Abdallah, all notorious areas,
including markets where drugs are sold, must
be dismantled.
"I want every notorious drug dealer arrested
and prosecuted. We must remain strategic in
our offensive and leverage on intelligence
planning to overcome drug dealers at all times.
"Nigeria must be seen to be fighting and
winning the war at all fronts. All resources
required to successfully raid all enemy camps
shall be made available."
The chairman urged traders and members of
the public to report suspicious drug cases to
the agency for necessary action.
NDLEA Lagos State Commander, Aliyu Sule, was
also quoted as saying that a notorious cannabis
dealer had also been arrested.
"Based on intelligence report, we raided Mushin
area of Lagos at about 3 a.m. on Friday
morning.
"Our team of officers caught the suspect red
handed while preparing to distribute cannabis
for the day.
"The suspect, who has been under surveillance
for some weeks, was immediately arrested and
the recovered sacks of cannabis impounded as
exhibits.
"The operation, which lasted for about an hour,
was very successful as there was no
resistance," Aliyu said.
NAN reports that the suspect, who hails from
Ibadan, Oyo State, also owned up to the crime.
"I started selling hemp two years ago, but this
is my first arrest. I used to work in a car wash
until a friend introduced me to cannabis trade.
"At that time, my daily average sale was N
5,000. I took over the business when my friend
traveled out of the state few months ago.
"It is so painful to be arrested when I am
beginning to enjoy the fruit of my labour," he
lamented.
The suspect would soon be charged to court,
the statement added.(NAN)

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