The Lagos State Police Command said it has recovered over N10m worth of suspected Indian hemp from criminal hide outs at Majidun and Ajegunle area of the state.
In an operation which was carried out by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, 26 suspected cultists and kidnappers were also arrested.
Edgal Imohimi, Commissioner of Police, who briefed the press said that the arrests was carried out on April 24 and 26 between 11pm and 3am.
“In our effort to ensure that we fight those using Lagos for hard drugs peddling and taking over our neighborhoods, a Toyota Sienna bus carrying 5 bails of suspected weeds was accosted on April 24.
“Similarly, a bus was carrying 34 bags of suspected weeds was also intercepted during police patrol. The occupants of the vehicles were arrested and the owner of the exhibits, had also been arrested.
“The suspected weed valued at N9m has been impounded and will be destroyed as soon as possible.
“On April 26 between the hours of 11pm and 3am the Creeks of Itowolo, Majidun and Ajegunle areas were raided by the operatives of Anti-Kdnapping Squad of the Lagos State Police Command.
“Assisted by operatives of FSARS Ipakodo, Twenty-Six suspected cultists and Kidnappers were arrested and two bags of weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp was recovered from a make shift structure at the Creek of Ajegunle.
“The owner of the structure and the weeds was not arrested because he was not seen. In a similar vein, at 2pm, on April 27 at Itowolo Creek close to the waters, a man with a gun in his hand sighted us and ran.
“He was pursued and dropped the gun and jumped into the waters. One double barrel gun was recovered. Meanwhile, effort is on to arrest him.” he said.