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NDLEA BUSTS HEMP WAREHOUSE IN AKURE
The Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has discovered a house in Akure, in which about 20, 000 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa otherwise known as Indian Hemp were concealed in sacks and stocked in the rooms and roofs of the house.
The NDLEA operatives also arrested two young men suspected to be drug traffickers who were residing in the house and paraded them to the public.
According to the operatives, the rooms, toilets and roofs of the entire building, having two flats of 3 bedrooms each, were filled with the illicit drug.
On unearthing the contraband, the operatives loaded it into sacks and conveyed them to the NDLEA office via pick-up vans.
However, the residents of the area said that they had been victims of armed robbery attacks in recent times inferring that the traffickers were the cause of the high crime incidence in the area.
The Ondo State Commandant of the NDLEA, Ibrahim Abdul, who spoke to journalists on the incident stated that the drug bust was as a result of intense investigation, noting also that his officers were still investigating, adding that the major crime suspects would be apprehended soon.