NDLEA destroys 106 hectares of Indian Hemp
By Tola Gbadamosi
The National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Command in Ondo State has destroyed 106 hectares of Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp) farms and 45kg of the weeds in the state.
The Commander of the agency in the state, Mr Haruna Gagara in a chat with The Hope Metro, said the farms were located at Bolorunduro community in Akure North Local Government area.
He also said four suspects were arrested in the farms, while they were harvesting the illicit weeds.
The suspects, according to the NDLEA boss are; Friday Azum, 30, Friday Umuvole, 26; from Orogunmentu community, Uba Abanum also from Undokua community in Delta state including John Akor 29, from Idanre, Ondo State, were arrested with 45kg of cannabis .
His words: “The cannabis were seized from the suspects, while 106 hectares of fresh hemp cultivation were destroyed.
The NDLEA Commander, said the agency was ready and will do everything within its powers to ensure that the state is free from the illicit drug.
Gagara called on community heads, chiefs and youth leaders in the society to be vigilant and always be mindful of who they lease their lands to, warning that “ignorance will not be an excuse when arrested.
He further warned that anyone found culpable will be prosecuted regardless of how highly placed, just as he said that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.