The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has successfully intercepted two imported consignments of Loud, a potent strain of cannabis known as skunk, weighing a total of 5,344.1 kilograms. The interceptions took place along the Epe-Lekki corridor and at Alfa Beach in the Lekki area of Lagos State.


According to the spokesperson of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, the operations were carried out based on credible intelligence. In the first operation, NDLEA operatives laid an ambush for a white truck transporting 50 jumbo bags of the illicit substance, weighing 2,434.1kg, along the Epe-Lekki expressway on Monday, June 19. The truck driver managed to escape in a security Hilux van that was escorting the truck, after the anti-narcotics officers immobilized the vehicle.


In another operation, the Marine command of the NDLEA intercepted a boat loaded with the same imported substance, weighing 2,910kg, upon its arrival from Ghana at Alfa Beach on Tuesday, June 20. Two Ghanaian nationals, Monday Saba (30) and Hakeem Kwana (27), who were found with the consignments, were arrested.


In Niger State, two suspects, Abubakar Mohammed (32) and Nuhu Sale (43), were apprehended on Sunday, June 18, along the Abuja expressway in Suleja. They were found in possession of 31 jumbo bags of skunk, weighing 517kg. Additionally, a 30-year-old woman named Amina Alilu was arrested on Wednesday, June 21, in Ogbogodo village, Dekina LGA, Kogi State, with 171kg of the substance.


In separate incidents, a suspected fake female security agent, Ogedegbe Dorcas (34), was arrested on Thursday, June 22, at Ajegunle Asa Dam Area of Ilorin, Kwara State, with 30kg of cannabis. In Oyo State, NDLEA operatives intercepted Segun Olajide (42) with 49.2kg of the same substance on Saturday, June 24, in Oyo town.


Furthermore, NDLEA operatives in Edo State raided Ekudo forest in Uhunmwode LGA, where they discovered and destroyed a cannabis farm measuring 2.494863 hectares. They also recovered 67kg of processed cannabis and arrested six suspects: Onyeka Onyedinma, Monday Onyedi, Alex Eboh, Edosa Imariagbe, Godbless Tunde, and Godstime Osarobo, in an operation conducted on Monday, June 19.


The NDLEA remains committed to combating drug trafficking and illicit drug activities, and these recent operations demonstrate their efforts to prevent the distribution of illegal substances in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria. The agency continues to work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of the public by enforcing stringent drug control measures.