NDLEA un­cov­ers cannabis de­pot in La­gos

Daily Trust - - ASO CHRONICLE -

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)

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