Army hands over seized 223kg cannabis to NDLEA

The Nigerian Army, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, handed over 441 pawpaw-sized substances, suspected to be cannabis sativa weighing 223 kilogrammes, to the Ogun State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 35 Artillery Brigade, Lt. Mohammed Goni said this in a statement in Abeokuta.

According to him, the troops of the brigade had on Friday 29, March 2024 intercepted a Mazda bus with plate number NRK 622 SB conveying the substance at Mologbede village in Odeda Local Government Area of the state.

Goni further said the Commander 35 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Mohammed Aminu, commended the troops for their efforts, urging them to continue to remain vigilant in their various locations.

Speaking while handing over the substance, the commander, represented by the Officer Commanding 35 Provost Company, Major Gadzama Abdullahi, reiterated that the Brigade will continue to sustain all efforts in collaborating with other security agencies to rid the state of crimes and other social vices.

“The Commandant NDLEA Ogun State Command, Commander of Narcotics Jane Ibiba Odili, stated in her remarks that she was highly excited over the synergy that exists between the military and other security agencies in the state.

“She said General Aminu has truly been very supportive of NDLEA operations, which has led to significant successes achieved by the agency.

“Odili said this was not the first time such a large quantity of Cannabis sativa was intercepted by the military and handed over to the agency.

“She further stated that with the support of the military, NDLEA was able to break boundaries, burst drug syndicates, and achieve holistic outcomes in their overall drug fighting efforts,” the statement partly read.


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