The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has on Saturday said it arrested three farmers in Gombe State for allegedly cultivating 160 Kilograms of Indian hemp.
Aliyu Adole, NDLEA Commandant in the state told newsmen on Saturday that the farmers were arrested in Kulani village, Balanga Local Government Area.
He said that many farmers were involved in the cultivation of the weed in the state and the agency had been on their trail.
“This morning my boys went to the bush and brought them with the exhibits,” he said.
Adole added that the agency would continue to comb villages in the state to apprehend those involved in the cultivation of Cannabis.
He urged the community leaders to advise villagers to stop planting the weed and report anyone involved in the business.
However, one of the suspects, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria said that he was cultivating the weed because he needed money.