NDLEA Destroys Large ‘Igbo’ Farm In Osun
This is a clear case of business gone bad - at least to the Igbo farmer.
But it is a triumph against illegal drugs for the state and the nation.
The government agency in charge of fighting hard drugs, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Osun command, said it destroyed a large Indian hemp, aka, Igbo, farm on Saturday.
The Igbo was cultivated on some 60.8 hectares of land (37 and half plots of land) at Ikeji Arakeji.
Mr Samuel Egbeola, the state commandant of the NDLEA told journalists at the agency’s office in Osogbo that the hemp farm was discovered and destroyed on Thursday, following a tip-off from an informant.
He said the agency also seized 10 bags of already harvested cannabis which weighed 107.4kilograms.
Egbeola also said 2 suspects found on the farm during the operation were equally arrested and that the arrested suspects were helping the agency in their investigation.
The NDLEA boss assured the people of the state that the agency would always stick to its responsibilities of ensuring a drug free state.
“We are appealing to the people of the state to always relate information on illicit drug operations, especially cannabis farms to the NDLEA.
“Our office is always open, so people with useful information are always welcome to come in 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 could only be made possible with the support and cooperation of the people.” he said
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