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 capital.
‘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.