The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command, on Saturday arrested seven farmers suspected to be cannabis farmers in Ughieudu, near Ehor, Uhumwonde Local Government Area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the suspects were arrested in their suspected cannabis farms during an operation by personnel of the agency which lasted several hours.
Kennedy Obedeke, the Principal Staff Officer, Operations, Edo command, who led the operations told newsmen shortly before the destruction of the farms that they were discovered through intelligence.
Obedeke also said that the farms which were three in numbers, and measuring about 22.216411 hectares , had cannabis plants with market value running into several millions of naira.
He disclosed that the operation had been ongoing since Wednesday, adding that in spite of the challenges faced by the command, it would not relent in the war against illicit drugs in the state.