NDLEA Destroys Large Quantity Of Indian Hemp In Ondo
The public destruction of the illicit drugs was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer, , Col. Muhammad Mustapha (Rtd.) .
The agency’s chief was represented by his chief of staff, Femi Oloruntoba, who denounced the increasing rate at which hard drugs (Indian Hemp) are being grown in the state, saying that it is becoming a source of concern for both the agency and the country at large.
“This quantity of drugs weighing 110,542 tons which we are about to destroy is frightening and demands more reflections.
“The use of cannabis remains high in the state because of availability and affordability.
“Ondo State remains one of the six states in Nigeria where cannabis is cultivated in large quantities. As a result of cannabis plantations, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find virgin forests,” he said.
He praised the efforts put in by the state commander and officers of the command at ensuring that the illicit drug plantations are discovered, he said that the illegal business is prevalent in the South-West.