Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ondo State Command, have arrested nine dealers of illicit drugs and seized 1,292 kilograms of cannabis sativa and its seeds from them.

Addressing newsmen in akure, the state Commander of NDLEA, Mr. Haruna Gagara disclosed that 711.5kg of cannabis seeds was recovered from a forest in Ago Oyibo area of Ogbese, Akure North Local Government Area.

Mr. Gagara pointed out that the seizure has prevented plan for a mass cultivation of an estimated 250 hectares of cannabis sativa farmland in the state.

He explained that his operatives had earlier intercepted a vehicle loaded with 580.5kg of the illicit drug along Ogbese-Owo road.

Some of the suspects arrested said they were unaware of the existence of cannabis sativa seeds seized from their house.



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