NDLEA seizes 76.9kg Loud from Canada, destroy 3 tons of skunk

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has destroyed 76.9 kilograms of Canadian Loud, a synthetic strain of cannabis.

The breakthrough was recorded during a joint inspection of the shipment with men of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Babafemi Femi said in a statement on Sunday that the consignments were recovered from four used vehicles in a container marked MSDU6686346 from Canada at the Port Harcourt Ports Complex, Onne, Rivers State between Thursday 1st June and Friday 2nd June 2023.

The agency explained that the request for 100 percent examination of the shipment followed earlier intelligence received by the agency on the container.

Elsewhere in Edo State, NDLEA agents stormed Iwe forest in Iwe Community, Owan West Local government Area of the State, where they located a large warehouse of skunk.

The illicit drugs were allegedly used to store 231 jumbo bags of the psychotropic substance weighing 3,003 kilograms (over 3 tons), which was set ablaze, according to the agency.

The operation which involved a significant number of armed operatives of NDLEA in the early hours of Tuesday 30th May, 2023.

Babafemi explained that the operation, followed intelligence that a wanted drug kingpin had stored tons of the illicit substance in the forest ready for distribution to other parts of the Country.

The statement said NDLEA agents also burst alleged drug traffickers and recovered illicit drugs in Kano, Borno and Oyo State in separate operations by its agents.

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