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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it has burned no fewer than 3,065.255kg of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) substances on two farms in the Amahor waterside forest in the Igueben area of Edo State.

The NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, made this disclosure in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said three suspects: James Thankgod; Wisdom James and Akpa Festus were arrested on Thursday, March 28, in connection with the farms.

Meanwhile, 278kg of the same substance going to Idoani in Ondo State was recovered during a raid on Oloma-Okpe forest, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, Edo State.

Also, at least, 127.5kg of cannabis, loaded in a Volkswagen Vento saloon car marked NTT 215 AA, was recovered along Isua/Kabba road, Idoani area of Ose LGA, Ondo State.

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In another development, Babafemi said a 30-year-old female suspect, Chinasa Christopher, was arrested with 400 bottles of codeine syrup in the Sabon Gari area of Kano.

According to the agency spokesman, the owner of a consignment of illicit drugs intercepted along Zaria-Kano road, Bakura Goni, was arrested at Mile 2 market in Lagos on Tuesday, March 26.

He said that Goni, caught during a follow-up operation, had been flown to Kano to face charges.

“The consignment, consisting of cannabis and tramadol, weighing 73.8kg, was earlier seized in a truck conveying it from Lagos to Kano,“ he said.

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