Following a tip-off that led to a seven-hour raid on an apartment at Ayobo, a Lagos suburb, the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency has made a single highest seizure of cannabis in five years.
The street value of the seizure was put at N15 million, considered to be the biggest in recent times..
The State Commander, NDLEA, Ralph Igwenagu, who spoke to journalists at the NDLEA Lagos Airport Command after the parade of one of the syndicate members, Achienu Promise, said his men stormed a warehouse and a residential building where over 5,371.111kg of cannabis was stored after a tip-off from a concerned Nigerian.
Igwenagu explained that the NDLEA had been doing a lot to trace the syndicates because of their notoriety for bringing drugs from Osun, Edo and Ondo States to Lagos, adding that they were able to make the seizure and arrest one of the members of syndicate, stressing that others are still on the run.
His words: “We are hopeful that in no distant time, they too will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“I said earlier that based on information, our officers raided a notorious syndicate somewhere in Ayobo, Lagos State and made this very monumental seizure. We are hopeful that in no distant time, they too will be arrested.
“This is the biggest single seizure that we have done in the last five years.
“The total quantity of drugs involved is over five…
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