The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
has confiscated what it described as the ‘single largest’
seizure of Cannabis since the establishment of the
Command in Ondo state.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA )
has confiscated 34,030 kilograms of Cannabis sativa in
a warehouse in Akure following a tip-off – the largest
single seizure since the establishment of the agency’s
Command in Ondo state ; Premium Times reports.
The agency said that it acted on a tip-off on suspicious
activities at the Shagari Housing Estate in the state
‘The total weight of the seized drug is 34,030kg with an
estimated street value of 364 million naira,’ the agency
said in a statement.
NDLEA Ondo State commander, Ibrahim Abdul ,
described the seizure as ‘massive.’
‘We began evacuation of the drugs since 4 a.m. with
twelve vehicles and the operation lasted over twelve
hours. As we speak, three sensitive operations involving
the destruction of cannabis plantation are going on
simultaneously,’ Ibrahim disclosed.
However, two suspects have been arrested in
connection to the drugs; Collins Nmor , 35, and Godday
Chibuzor , 27. The suspects are currently assisting
NDLEA investigators with useful information.