NDLEA Impounds Vehicles With 1,687kg Of India Hemp
The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday impounded six vehicles containing 1,687 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa. The state commander of the NDLEA, said the vehicles were impounded at Agenebode in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. He said the operation which was based on Intelligence report was carried out by the Auchi Area Command of the Agency. According to him, the estimated street value of the seized drugs is N25m while that of the six vehicles is N10m. The state commander said the drivers of the vehicles managed to escape leaving behind their vehicles and drugs, saying that effort were ongoing to apprehend members of the cartel and bring them to book. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the cartel targeted the emergency created by the Coronavirus epidemic for a massive shipment of drugs but the command swiftly nipped their nefarious plan in the bud. The state commander added that the drugs and the vehicles would be forfeited to the Federal Government.