Drug raid leads to arrest of 18, recovery of 216.8kg of cannabis


Eighteen suspected drug peddlers were arrested by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a random raid in Lagos.

The nation news reported that a total weight of 216.8kgs of cannabis was confiscated during the comprehensive raid operation in the Obalende, Alaba Rago, Lagos Island, Isheri Idimu and Bolade Market area of Lagos.

Furthermore, a statement from the NDLEA Lagos State commander, Aliyu Sule confirms that among the suspects arrested were three suspected drug dealers who will be prosecuted according to law, while other suspects will have to go through drugs counselling.
“The command has embarked on a routine raid across Lagos metropolis. Eighteen suspected drug peddlers were apprehended and cannabis weighing 216.8kg, including 119.3kg of abandoned cannabis at Lagos Island, was seized. Fifteen of the suspects found to be problem users had been placed on counselling while three suspected dealers are under investigation and will soon be charged to court ”.

The commander also advised the public to speak out on the activities of drug peddlers in their neighbourhood.

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