Men of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have invaded forests in Edo State, burnt down a warehouse filled with bags of cannabis often called ‘igbo’.
NDLEA in its official social media accounts on Saturday said the combined team of NDLEA and EFCC also recovered a total of 269 thousand fake dollars in Lagos State.
Adding, four suspects were arrested during the operation in Edo State while three suspected fake dollars syndicate members were arrested in Lagos State.
A video posted by NDLEA shows a warehouse filled with bags containing items said to be cannabis set on fire.
The wooden warehouse was seen inside the bush.
Photographs also posted by the Agency saw suspects arrested with wads of dollars said to be fake currencies recovered from the suspected criminals placed on their fronts.
“Barely hours after the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retired) vowed to make life tough for drug barons and cartels in the new year if they fail to back out of the illicit trade, operatives of the Agency have dealt a lethal blow to a cluster of cannabis syndicates operating in the Opuje forests in Edo state where massive warehouses and tents storing over 317,417 kilograms (317.4 metric tons) of the psychoactive substance were destroyed and set ablaze in a two-day operation”, NDLEA said via post.