The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has raided
an uncompleted building located in a bush in Ala town, Akure, the Ondo State capital, where the officers recovered seven bags of cannabis with a gross weight of 74.5kg.
60kg of the same substance concealed among footwears in two jumbo sacks was also recovered from one Aminu Mohammed along the Ibadan-Oyo expressway in Oyo State while waiting to board a vehicle to Kebbi State.
Director, Media and Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi, disclosed in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Sunday.
He said production activities were ongoing in the premises at the time of the raid on Saturday.
According to Babafemi, the anti-narcotic operatives also recovered 859 bottles of Codeine based Syrup weighing 117.3kg abandoned by a suspected dealer about two kilometres away from NDLEA checkpoint along Enugu-Otukpo Road on Wednesday, April 26.
The NDLEA spokesman added that two suspects, Kabiru Muhammed and Isah Muhammed, were arrested with 20 blocks of cannabis weighing 11.2kg concealed in a bag of cassava flakes (Garri) along Zaria-Kano road in Kano on Friday, April 28.
In the same vein, the operative have raided a clandestine factory in the Mubi area of Adamawa State where a new psychoactive substance, Akuskura, was being produced in large quantity and distributed to Chad, Cameroon, and Niger Republic.
Speaking on the arrests and seizures, the NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the officers of the anti-drug agency for their vigilance and professionalism in the discharge of their responsibilities.
Marwa also charged them and their colleagues across the country not to rest on their oars.
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