NDLEA seizes cannabis, cocaine in Rivers


Samson Folarin

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Sunday said it uncovered a warehouse of cannabis sativa and cocaine on Abuja Estate of Port Harcourt metropolis, Rivers State.

The Rivers State Commander of the NDLEA, Rachael Shelleng, in a statement, said officers of the agency, acting on a tip-off, stormed the warehouse on Saturday and recovered 23 bags of compressed blocks of cannabis sativa, weighing 621 kilogrammes, and 0.029kg of cocaine.

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She said three male suspects were apprehended in connection with the seizures and taken into custody for further investigation.

“After removing the exhibits, the officers proceeded to the Slaughter area of Trans Amadi, in the Port Harcourt metropolis, where they also recovered 0.006kg of heroin and 0.048kg of methamphetamine. The seized cannabis sativa has been estimated to have a street value of over N17m,” she added.

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Shelleng noted that both the Abuja Estate and Slaughter areas of Port Harcourt had been identified as notorious spots for illicit drug peddling.

The Chairman and Chief Executive of the anti-drug agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd), urged officers of the agency to intensify the heat on drug peddlers and take the battle to their hideouts.

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