The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered and destroy a cluster of cannabis syndicates operating in the Opuje forests in Edo State.
The agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, claimed in a statement on Saturday that in a two-day operation, enormous warehouses and tents holding more than 317,417 kilos (317.4 metric tons) of the substances were burned and set on fire.
Babafemi pointed out that this occurred just a few hours after Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (ret. ), Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, promised to make life difficult for drug lords and cartels this year.
The agency claims that at least one police impersonator, aged 37, who was using the guise of a Police Inspector to transport drugs from the forests to the city, as well as three other people, were arrested in relation to the drugs.
In a similar spirit, the Agency busted a criminal organization that has been dealing with fake US dollars in Lagos on January 19th by acting on information it had obtained from the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States.