NDLEA seizes 19 sacks of India hemp in Osun, arrests suspect

NDLEA, News Update, Samuel Egbeola

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Osun State Command, said it has confiscated 19 sacks of Indian hemp (Cannabis Sativa) at Ifewara town, following intelligence report.

NDLEA’s state Commandant, Mr. Samuel Egbeola, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

Egbeola said the NDLEA operatives confiscated the sacks which contained 272 kgs of Indian hemp on Thursday, at Ifewara town in Atakunmosa East local government area of the state.

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

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

The commandant said: “Intelligence on this seizure was given by good people of the state and we solicit for more of this from them.

“However, investigation has commenced on the seizure.

“We are always ready to achieve our mandate of making the state a drug-free state.”

Egbeola said the agency remained committed to making the state free of illicit drugs and crime.

He re-assured the people of the state that NDLEA would not rest on its oars until people involved in illicit drug trafficking are apprehended.



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