Cannabis Cultivation: NDLEA arrests 3 farmers in Gombe

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency on Saturday said it had arrested three farmers in Kulani village, Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State for allegedly cultivating 160 Kilograms of Indian hemp.

The NDLEA Commandant in the state, Mr. Aliyu Adole, told newsmen in Gombe on Saturday.

Adole said many farmers were involved in the cultivation of the weed in the state and the agency had been on their trail.

He said the agency had been monitoring the suspects before their arrest, adding, “this morning my boys went to the bush and brought them with the exhibits.’’

The commandant said the agency would continue to comb villages in the state to apprehend those involved in the cultivation of Cannabis.

He called on elders and leaders of communities in the state to prevail on their people to stop planting the weed and to report anyone involved in its farming to the agency.

One of the suspects told News Agency of Nigeria that he was planting the weed because of poverty.

The suspect said he had been advised by his people to stop planting the weed but he refused to listen to them.

(NAN)

Advertisements

About kaykayjabari

Am a seasoned and hardworking administrator. A father and a lover of football. Love writing and sharing views and ideas...
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s