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Vast Cannabis Farm Discovery Stun NDLEA Operatives In Delta

By Centus Nweze

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Operatives of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA), Delta State Command, on Monday stumbled on a huge expanse of land used for cultivation of cannabis sativa commonly known as Indian hemp at Oko Community, Aniocha Local Government of the State.

NDLEA officers during raid

Speaking after a raid on the location, State Commander of NDLEA, Dennis Obiefule disclosed that a combined team comprising of the Nigeria Civil Defense Corp ( NSCDC), Vigilante and NDLEA, raided the vast Indian hemp farm located in Oko Amala, Oko Community.

He maintained that the agency would partner other related agencies to tackle illicit drug merchant.

According to Obiefule, “It is part of the drug reduction effort of the agency. The plan is to take the fight to the farm, instead of allowing the cultivators to harvest before we start looking for them.

He pleaded with our public to provide necessary information to curb the increasing influx of hard drugs to the society.

Meanwhile, NDLEA Team Commander of Operations, Abdukadir Fakai revealed that the agency has bursted the Indian hemp plantation on three occasions, saying that the first time, we seized 800 kilograms while we seized 200 kilograms on the second occasion.

“This time they have gone bigger because what we have is about 1000 kilograms of Indian hemp” he asserted.

Giving an estimate of the cannabis farm, he said,” We trekked more than 5 kilometers and all what was planted is cannabis sativa”.

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