The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Osun State Command on Wednesday said it had destroyed 16.8 hectares of Indian hemp (Cannabis Sativa) farm located in Ikoyi community in the state.
The Commandant of the agency, Samuel Egbeola made this known to newsmen, saying that the farm was destroyed on September 26, 2017.
According to him, during the operation, 25 kilogrammes of already harvested hemp were found on the farm.
He said no arrest was made during the operation because nobody was found on the farm as the farm was discovered and destroyed by the NDLEA, following a tip-off by an intelligence source.
He said “We are appealing to the people of the state to always relate information on plantations, especially cannabis plantations to the NDLEA. Our office is always open, so people with useful information are always welcome at anytime so we can all work together in ensuring a drug free state.”
” It is our mandate to rid the state of illicit drugs and this can only be made possible with the support and cooperation of the people. We also use this medium to solicit for the support of the press.”