During a raid in Itire, Mushin area of Lagos State, the police recovered Indian hemp worth over N20m which was stuffed in 38 bags.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi confirmed the incident to newsmen on Thursday.
He said: “In line with my avowed policing plan which is based on community policing, residents of the area were invited and based on the partnership we had built over time, they confirmed the incident and gave information on their hideouts.
“Based on the information gathered that the hoodlums had been terrorising the neighbourhood, I ordered an overnight raid during which 44 male and 8 female suspects were arrested with 38 bags of Indian hemp.
“They were also caught with other hard drugs which are very expensive and cannot be less than N20m.
“The drugs are usually packaged and called Bible and so, whenever members of the public see anything like this, they should know it is hard drugs and not a Bible.
“Members of the public should also be vigilant so that these drugs are not sold to your children as you know the effect of drugs on the human body system.
“I have also observed the strong connection between drugs and crime and therefore established partnership with other security agencies especially the NDLEA to fight drug-related crimes.
“I appreciate members of the public for their support and assure them that such raids on criminal hideouts in the state will continue,”