NDLEA Seals Off Cannabis Warehouse In Lagos

SAN FRANCISCO, November 20, (THEWILL) – The Lagos Command of the National Law Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has clamped down on a Cannabis warehouse in Lagos state.

The Agency also seized over five tons of Cannabis worth about N24 million. It is the biggest seizure of cannabis made in a single raid in the last five years in the state.

During the display of the exhibit on Thursday, the State NDLEA Commander, (Narcotics), Ralph Igwenagu said the substance was evacuated with 20 vans from the warehouse located at the Ayobo area of Lagos state.

Igwenagu said the officers of the command clamped down on the syndicate on Nov. 18, at the area in the state. “NDLEA was able to arrest a member of the syndicate, one Mr. Promise Achuenu, 47-year-old, who hails from Delta”, he added.

According to the NDLEA boss, efforts are in progress to arrest the fleeing members of the syndicate assuring that they will be arrested in no time.

The NDLEA boss stressed that the syndicate was finally cracked after long surveillance on its notorious members who operated between Lagos State and Osun.

The Narcotic Commander (NC) said that the NDLEA was happy that such a huge quantity of the illegal drug was being withdrawn and stopped from circulating in the state.

“I believe the notorious gang wanted to take advantage of low-security presence as at now to circulate Cannabis. All criminal-minded elements that plan to take advantage of the apparent low level of security will be arrested. The NDLEA Lagos Command will never relent in executing its mandate of making Nigeria a drug-free nation’’, he said.

Igwenagu further appreciated the people of the state who provided the agency with discreet information.