The Edo State command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) has arrested a 35-year-old man, Ojo Oduboye, allegedly with 684 kilogramme of Indian hemp.
Briefing journalists yesterday, the state NDLEA commander, Buba Wakawa, said the suspect was arrested while transporting the harvested Indian hemp to his home for sale.
Wakawa also disclosed that 29 suspected drug traffickers were arrested with a total of 3,756.82 kilogramme of ilicit drugs in the month of November.
He said the arrested suspects include 23 males and six females, saying that bulk of the seized drugs are Indian hemp.
Speaking with journalists, Oduboye said the love for money led him into the cultivation of drugs.
He said instead of making money from drug trafficking, he had incurred too many problems for himself.
“I was a commercial motorcyclist until things became very bad that I could not afford my house rent and even feeding. A friend of mine took me to Sobe to farm cannabis, saying that I will make enough money to settle myself and my family.
“Unfortunately, the first year was poor and the second year, thieves and bush fire destroyed my harvest. This year, I decided to bring my harvest home but I was arrested while the drugs were seized,” he said.