April 15, 2021

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N1.4b worth cannabis warehouse discovered in Benue by NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has again uncovered a warehouse of illicit cannabis sativa in the suburb of Guma local government area and intercepted a truckload of the same illicit drug both in Benue state.

Recall that the agency last week arrested seven drug barons operating four large warehouses in Ukpuje forest, Owan local government area of Edo State, where a total of 16,344 bags of cannabis and seeds weighing 233, 778 kilogram were seized, in addition to two pump-action and one double-barrel guns.

The estimated street value of the seized illicit drug was put at over N1.4 billion.

Giving a breakdown of the Benue drug seizure while briefing the Chairman/Chief Executive of the anti-drug agency, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa, on Friday, February 12, 2021, the State Commander of NDLEA, Mrs. Florence Ezeonye, said the total number of bags of cannabis seized during the operation weighs 1,578 kilogram.

According to her, “operatives of the NDLEA Benue state command intercepted in Makurdi, an empty trailer from Awka, Anambra state heading to Lafia, Nasarawa state but when properly searched, 600 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 600kg were discovered in a compartment constructed under the flat belly of the truck.