The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency -NDLEA, has just set fire to 1.8 tons of cocaine recovered by its personnel from a warehouse situated in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.
The Enforcement Agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement announced that tougher times await drug barons and drug cartels operating in the country if they fail to back out of their criminal trade and pursue legal ventures.
The NDLEA had in an intelligence tip-off, led an operation that lasted two days and had stormed a hidden warehouse at 6 Olukunola street, Solebo estate Ikorodu where about 1.8 tons of cocaine were recovered and five suspects including a Jamaican were arrested.
Following this, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa, the Chairman of NDLEA had led stakeholders to witness the crushing and setting ablaze 1.8 tons of cocaine recovered by the
Out of the 1.8-ton seizure, 1, 828 blocks of the cocaine were crushed and set on fire while the remaining blocks were secured for prosecuting the suspects who were brought to witness the procedure and sign the certificate of destruction.
According to the NDLEA boss, the Agency would be prosecuting those arrested in connection with this burned consignment.