Connect with us

news

NDLEA seizes 19 sacks of hemp in Osun, arrests suspect

Published

on

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Osun Command said it confiscated 19 sacks of  hemp (cannabis sativa), in Ifewara town, Osun State, following an intelligence report.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NDLEA’s state Commandant, Mr. Samuel Egbeola, made this known in a statement on Saturday.

Egbeola said the operatives of the agency confiscated the sacks containing 272 kgs of hemp on Thursday in the town.

He said the operatives of the agency were able to achieve the feat through intelligence gathering.

He added that a suspect was also arrested in connection with the seized drug.

“Intelligence on this seizure was given by good people of the state and we solicit for more of this from them. An investigation has, however, commenced on the seizure. We are always ready to achieve our mandate of making the state a drug-free state,” he said.

Egbeola assured the people of the state that the agency would not relent in its efforts to end illicit drug trafficking.

He called on members of the public to cooperate with the agency by always giving useful information that would lead to the arrest of anyone involved in hemp cultivation, sale and distribution.

“We are appealing to the people of the state to always volunteer information on cannabis plantations to the NDLEA. Our office is always open; so people with useful information are always welcome at any time so we can all work together in ensuring a drug-free state.

“It is our mandate to rid the state of illicit drugs and this can only be made possible with the support and cooperation of the people,” he said.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

Business and Economy6 mins ago

Singapore maintains world’s 3rd most viable economy

Singapore has held on to its spot as the world’s third-most competitive economy in an annual ranking released on Thursday...

Uncategorized25 mins ago

NANS gives FG three months’ ultimatum to resolve NOUN Law School crisis

‎The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued three months’ ultimatum to the Federal Government to admit Law graduates...

Politics35 mins ago

Kingsley Moghalu declare for President under YPP

Professor Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, the 2019 presidential candidate and former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has announced...

education1 hour ago

Convocation: LASG promises to make LASU best varsity

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday says the state remains committed toward making the Lagos State University (LASU)...

Crime1 hour ago

Innoson Motor’s boss declared wanted

Justice Mojisola Dada of the special offences court sitting in Lagos, on Thursday declared the Chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd,...

Politics1 hour ago

Court faults Jibrin’s suspension, order payment of accrued salaries

The Federal High Court in Abuja on  on Thursday voided the 180-legislative-day suspension imposed by the House of Representatives on a...

Metro1 hour ago

Home grown feeding: Vendor steals 200 crates of eggs in Niger

By Hammed Salawu,Minna A desk officer involved in the home grown feeding of primary school pupils has been caught with...

news2 hours ago

Niger drills 7 shallow oil wells, sets for Bida Basin oil exploration

  By Hammed Salawu, Minna The Niger state Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Hajiya Ramatu YuarAdua has explained that seven shallow...

Politics2 hours ago

Children’s Day: Senate urges FG to intensify effort to release Leah 

The Senate on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to intensify effort to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, the only...

Crime2 hours ago

N500m Money Laundering: Shagari, 4 PDP chieftains get bail

A Federal High Court in Sokoto on Thursday granted bail to former Minister of Water Resources, Muntari Shagari and four...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2017 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: