The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has intercepted 181.2 tonnes of illicit drug crop concealed in warehouses in Ala forest, Akure-North, Ondo State.
NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Jonah Achema, who made this know in a statement in Abuja, said that the agency had launched ‘Operation Thunder Strike-5’, to rid the forests in Ondo and Edo States of cannabis warehouses.
The agency had earlier apprehended 4 drug merchants, seized and burnt 14.3 tonnes of cannabis in Ondo and Edo State after raiding six different camps.
He said that the agency, however, carried on with the operation and yet recorded another major cannabis haul from three different warehouses spread across the forest.
Achema said that the agency recovered two single barrel guns and expended cartridges.