222.42 Kilograms of cannabis, popularly known as marijuana have been seized by operatives of the Ogun State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that marijuana was compounded in various drug joints across the State.
The operatives also seized 40 bottles of codeine weighing a total of 0.4 litres after invading drug joints in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The Commander of Narcotics, the State Command of the NDLEA, Ibiba Odili disclosed this on Tuesday.
Odili said the operatives stormed various drug joints such as Mayas in Lafenwa, Odo-Eran in Obantoko, and Randa, all in Abeokuta and uncovered the drugs.
She added that the operatives recovered a locally made gun from the joint.
According, to her, “the gallant joint operatives seized a jaw-dropping 222.42 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, also known as marijuana, in one fell swoop.
“This will deal a significant blow to drug traffickers, interrupting their supply chains and destabilising their illicit operations.
“In addition to the cannabis seizure, the joint forces discovered 40 bottles of Codeine, weighing a total of 0.4 litres, highlighting the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs.
“The operatives also seized a locally made gun during the operation.”
Odili said that the NDLEA in collaboration with men of the 35 Artillery Brigade Nigeria Army and the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps launched the fourth phase of its mopping-up and counter-narcotic intelligence operations against illicit supply and abuse of drugs in Abeokuta.
Odili assured that efforts will be made to dismantle the drug trafficking network and disrupt the supply of chains of illicit substances to create a safe and drug-free environment.