The Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Sunday said it has destroyed three tons of skunk in Edo forest, seized 76.9kg loud from Canada and recovered 390kg illicit drugs in Kano, Kaduna, Borno, Oyo raids.
The agency made this known in a statement signed by its Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, which was shared on their Facebook page on Sunday.
The statement in part, said, “Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have stormed Iwe forest in Iwe community, Owan West local government area of Edo state, where they located a large warehouse of skunk, used to store 231 jumbo bags of the psychotropic substance weighing 3,003 kilograms (over 3 tons), which was set ablaze.
“The operation involving hundreds of well-armed NDLEA operatives in the early hours of Tuesday 30th May 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.
“Meanwhile, not less than 76.9 kilograms of Canadian Loud, a synthetic strain of cannabis 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 during a joint inspection of the shipment with men of the Nigeria Customs Service. The request for 100 percent examination of the shipment followed earlier intelligence received by the Agency on the container.”