NDLEA Seizes 541.9kg Of Cannabis, 32 Pinches Of Heroin, Arrests 4 Suspects Amidst Resistance

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cannabis recovered during the raid
cannabis recovered during the raid

A combined team of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and army officers at the weekend met with stiff resistance from hoodlums at the notorious Akala, Mushin area of Lagos during a drug raid operation. The team of officers led by NDLEA Assistant commander, Operations and Intelligence, Mr. Ojo Ogbechema recovered cannabis weighing 541.9kg and 32 pinches of substance that tested positive for heroin. Four suspects were also arrested.

According to the NDLEA Lagos commander, Mr Sule Aliyu the operation was successful in spite of the resistance from drug barons. “A combined team of NDLEA and army officers participated in the operation. It was a very successful raid because bags of cannabis weighing 541.9kg and 32 pinches of heroin were recovered. During the operation, there was an attack on the officers by a large number of hoodlums who threw bottles and stones at the officers. The road was also barricaded but the officers shot into the air to disperse the crowd” Sule stated.

The commander said that two officers who sustained injury have been treated.

Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade commended the officers for their bravery and sense of discipline in the face of threat to their lives. In his words, “the conduct of the officers is commendable. They exhibited bravery and high sense of discipline in the face of threat to their lives. We shall continue to carry out raid operations on drug barons. Unless they quit the criminal act, they will have no peace”.

The NDLEA boss while thanking Brigadier General Ohifeme Ejemai Commander 9 Brigade for his support; assured that the Agency will continue to fine tune its strategies in dislodging drug trafficking syndicates.

All four suspects arrested will be charged to court soon.


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