The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ekiti State command says it had destroyed 246 tonnes of cannabis sativa (weeds) in the state.
The Commander of the Agency, Alhaji Bage Bamaiyi, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti.
According to scientists, cannabis sativa, otherwise known as Indian hemp, is a drug obtained from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant which is smoked or chewed for its psychoactive properties.
He said the command took necessary steps to uncover 17 cannabis sativa farms at Ode-Ekiti, in Gbonyin Local Government Area of state but that the peddlers were not found in their hide-outs.
He assured the public of the command’s determination to eliminate business of planting and peddling cannabis in the state, adding that culprits would face the wrath of the law, when arrested.