NDLEA uncovers cannabis depot in Lagos
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) depot at lyana-lra, Ketu-Lagos.
A statement by the Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs of the agency, Jonah Achema, said a total of 7.5 tons of the illicit merchandise was seized in a sting operation carried out by Seme Special Area Command.
“Arrested was Timilehin Vincent lyama, the woman behind the deadly criminal enterprise. Timilehin, mother of four from Ifon, Ondo State claimed that her husband, Vincent lyama, an indigene of Kwale, Delta State brought in the Cannabis sativa, known in local parlance as “wee-wee” from Ondo State where the illicit drug crop is predominantly cultivated,” the statement said.
It said the drug exhibit was stored in the family’s apartment at No. 40, Kayode Badejo Street, Off Chief Tunde Aluko Street, lyana-Ira, Lagos.
“A Toyota Sienna 2005 model with registration Ktu 737 DZ was also seized from the suspect. The suspect, a JSS 3 school drop-out is known to be dealing in Gard by neighbours, while she had engaged in the clandestine wholesale of Cannabis,” the statement added.
Achema said the suspect’s husband was away at the time of her arrest adding that “According to the Seme Special Area Commander, Udotong Noah, the seizure which was based on a tip-off and very intense surveillance, is a major breakthrough for the Command.
Noah called on all wellmeaning citizens to be more vigilant and to come forward with more of such hints to help the agency dismantle all the cannabis supply chains.
A suspect, TImilehin Iyama, stands in front of cannabis sativa (also known as Indian hemp) seized by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)