Nigerian authorities destroy cannabis farms

Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed about 2.5 sq km (1 sq m) of cannabis farms in Ondo state in the south-west of the country.

“Thirteen suspects were arrested and 250 kilogrammes of cannabis seeds as well as 63.85 kilogrammes (of) cannabis weeds were recovered,” the AFP news agency quotes the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, as saying.

The operation was conducted deep inside five major forests, which Nigerian media outlet PM News lists as Omolowo/Powerline forest, Ipele, Ala, Ogbese forest and Utte and Okuluse forest.

The operation took place from 15 February until 21 February, Mr Babafemi said.

Source: BBC

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