A secret large farm used in planting Marijuana has been discovered in Kano state.
According to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), it discovered a large farm of Marijuana in the Gwarzo local government area of Kano State, with more than 350 plants.
The Kano State Commander, Malam Isah Limita Muhammad disclosed this on Monday while addressing newsmen.
He said: ‘’We just uncovered a large farm of Marijuana in Gwarzo and the owner has been arrested and would soon be prosecuted.”
He added that the command has been informed of another farm in a different location.
“We are about to make our findings, those caught would face the full wrath of the law whenever we are through with the investigation,” the commander added.
Muhammad appealed to the general public to support the agency with information to aid the fight against illicit drugs promising that informants would be protected.
NDLEA Intercept 650g Of Cocaine Hidden Inside Dry Pepper And “Agbo”
A 41-year-old man, Adewuyi Olayinka, was arrested while trying to export 650 grammes of cocaine wrapped in two parcels to the United Kingdom through the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA cargo, Ikeja.
According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, the drug was concealed in dry local pepper and herbal concoction popularly called agbo.
He added that the suspect has since been detained and would face prosecution.
A statement released by the agency on March 21 says a 41-year-old man, Adewuyi Olayinka, was arrested with the banned substance sealed in two parcels that were to be exported to the United Kingdom through the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos.
The agency also seized 107 gramme of hard drug believed to be Khat at the cargo shed of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano while being exported to Canada. According to the statement, the banned substance was concealed in golden colour nylon bags covered with textile materials and labeled tea with the intention of deceiving the anti-drug officers.
”The so-called tea aroused the surprise of officers at the cargo shed who insisted that it must be subjected to laboratory test analysis and test before it will be allowed to go, because the so-called tea came from Lagos by road to Kano and our operatives wondered why the owner did not ship it via Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos. Hence, the reason the shipment was delayed until sample was taken and sent to our forensic lab for analysis.
The result came out positive for Khat.