NDLEA Storms Edo Forests, Burns 317 tonnes of Cannabis, Warehouses, Arrests Four
•Seizes 269,000 fake dollars, nabs three syndicate members in joint operation with EFCC in Lagos
Vondigest reports that barely hours after the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) vowed to make life tough for drug barons and cartels in the new year if they fail to back out of the illicit trade, operatives of the Agency dealt with a cluster of cannabis syndicates operating in the Opuje forests in Edo State by destroying and setting ablaze massive warehouses and tents storing over 317,417 kilogrammes (317.4 metric tonnes) of the psychoactive substance in a two-day operation.
An impersonator, Omoruan Theophilus, 37, who paraded himself as a police Inspector to convey the drugs from the forests to the cities was arrested.
Also nabbed were three others – Aigberuan Jacob, 42; Ekeinde Anthony Zaza, 53, and Naomi Patience Ohiewere, 42 – in connection with the drugs.