NDLEA In Osun State Intercepts 73 Bags of Cannabis

The Osun State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Thursday, January 24, made it clear that it had intercepted 73 bags of marijuana from illicit drug area in Osogbo, in Osun state, the southwestern part of Nigeria.

The commander of the agency in Osun state identified as Samuel Egbeola, in a statement gathered by iDONSABI, stated that the interception was aimed at ensuring that illicit drugs and their abuse were not allowed to cause any problem during the forthcoming general elections in the Osun state.

Samuel Egbeola also stated that the move and raid which was conducted will seek to establish a peaceful and secure environment for the conduct of the forthcoming general elections set to take place next month.

Egbeola said during the raid of notorious illicit drugs spots within the Osogbo metropolis, 73 bags of cannabis, weighing 692.6kg, were recovered.

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Samuel Egbeola also added that a suspect was apprehended during the mop-up operation and was presently helping NDLEA to arrest other sets of people who are also involved in the illicit business.

A statement released by NDLEA read thus:

 “In preparation for the 2019 general elections, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Osun State Command, has embarked on mop up of illicit drugs in the state. This is to ensure that illicit drugs are not abused to undermine the 2019 general elections.

“Efforts in this direction led to the arrest of several suspects and the seizure of 73 bags of cannabis, weighing 692.6kg, within the Osogbo metropolis on January 23, 2019.

“One male suspect was arrested in connection with this huge seizure and he is providing useful information on the activities of other illicit drug dealers.

“The mop up exercise is targeted at dislodging black spots across the state, where illicit drugs are likely to be abused, which will in turn ensure a peaceful and secure environment for the conduct of the forthcoming general elections.”

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