Cocaine, Other Illicit Drugs Worth over N400m Destroyed in Lagos

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BY EMMANUEL EDOM in Lagos

The war against narcotics and other illicit drugs, received a boost on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019,as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Imohimi Edgal, destroyed over N400m worth of drugs.

The CP while destroying the drugs at Elepe dumpsite, Ikorodu Area of Lagos, said the drugs were seized between January 2018 and 2019.

“The substances we are destroying here were recovered during the course of raids on criminal hideouts. The substances contained Cocaine, Tramadol, Codeine, Indian hemp and other dangerous drugs worth over N400m.

“This is why we have decided to fight illegal use and sale of drugs and we have being receiving assistance through partnership with security agencies and the Lagos State government.

“These drugs were seized between Jan. 2018 and now. Since our store had become filled beyond capacity, we decided to approach the court for order to destroy them.” he said.

Edgal further thanked members of the public for their useful information and urged them to say something whenever they see something.

“I want to assure Lagos Residents that this partnership will be strengthened as we will go from community to community to get the drugs off the street.” he said.

 




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