Police in Ogun have recovered N2,722,750 and over N10m worth of hard drugs after raiding a suspected drug cartel in the state.
State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, disclosed this while displaying the exhibits at the police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
Ajogun said the police acted on a tip-off and raided the hideout of the syndicate at the Mayas’ area of Lafenwa, in the Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
He, however, said none of the suspects was arrested as they fled the scene, saying operatives were constrained from engaging the fleeing cartel members to avoid civilian casualties.
The Ogun police boss listed the recovered items to include N2,722,750 cash, 110 parcels of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, 50 packs of codeine, 12 packs of Rephnol.
Other items of the illegal drugs valued at over N10m are “six packs of uniplex codeine, four packs of Pandeen expectorant, two packs of emzoline, three packs of backwoods honey, one carton of max cough codeine, battle axes, cutlasses and dangerous charms.”
Ajogun said efforts were being made to track and arrest the fleeing dealers.