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Recover N1.4b worth of cannabis

Chairman/chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has again warned drug barons and traffickers that his agency will expose and make them face the full wrath of the law.

Marwa issued the warning on Sunday while reacting to the arrest of seven drug barons operating four large warehouses in Ukpuje forest, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, where a total of 16,344 bags of cannabis and seeds, weighing 233,778kg were seized, in addition to two pump-action and one double-barrel guns. The estimated street value of the seized drug was put at over N1.4 billion.

The suspects now in NDLEA custody include Emmanuel Oki, 62, who is the chairman of the vigilante group in Ukpuje; Chief Odi Sabato, 42, and Bright Inemi Edegbe, 53. Others are Gowon Ehimigbai, 53; Enodi Ode, 37; Ayo Oni, 30 and Akhime Benjamin, 43.

According to the Edo State Commander of the anti-drug agency, Buba Wakawa, it was the largest single concentration of cannabis discovered by the command. He gave the breakdown of the drugs as 318 bags of 80kg each weighing 25,440kg; 15,853 bags of 13kg weighing 206,089kg. However, while the total quantity seized was 2,249kg, others weighing 231,529kg were destroyed inside the warehouses.

Wakawa ascribed the success of the operation to the enabling environment created by…

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Recover N1.4b worth of cannabis

Chairman/chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has again warned drug barons and traffickers that his agency will expose and make them face the full wrath of the law.

Marwa issued the warning on Sunday while reacting to the arrest of seven drug barons operating four large warehouses in Ukpuje forest, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, where a total of 16,344 bags of cannabis and seeds, weighing 233,778kg were seized, in addition to two pump-action and one double-barrel guns. The estimated street value of the seized drug was put at over N1.4 billion.

The suspects now in NDLEA custody include Emmanuel Oki, 62, who is the chairman of the vigilante group in Ukpuje; Chief Odi Sabato, 42, and Bright Inemi Edegbe, 53. Others are Gowon Ehimigbai, 53; Enodi Ode, 37; Ayo Oni, 30 and Akhime Benjamin, 43.

According to the Edo State Commander of the anti-drug agency, Buba Wakawa, it was the largest single concentration of cannabis discovered by the command. He gave the breakdown of the drugs as 318 bags of 80kg each weighing 25,440kg; 15,853 bags of 13kg weighing 206,089kg. However, while the total quantity seized was 2,249kg, others weighing 231,529kg were destroyed inside the warehouses.

Wakawa ascribed the success of the operation to the enabling environment created by…

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