Lagos: Police raid hideouts, destroy hard drugs, banned substances worth N400m

Lagos State Police command has destroyed drugs and banned substances
worth N400 million at Elegbe Refuse Dumpsite in Ikorodu area of Lagos.

The destroyed drugs and banned substances included bags of Indian
hemp, cocaine, tramadol among others.

Speaking yesterday at the destruction site, Commissioner of Police,
Lagos State Command, Imohimi Edgal, explained that the drugs and
banned substances were recovered during raids of criminal hideouts in
the state and other sale points.

Edgal said: "When I assumed office as the Commissioner of Police,
Lagos State Command, I stated clearly that I will fight crime and
criminality through different sources.

"There is a great nexus between drugs and crimes. In fact, the two
forms or basic elements for committing crime are availability of arms
and drugs.

"This why I have taken very seriously the fight against drug sale and
use in the state. I have been receiving a lot of assistance from other
security agencies.

"We must ensure that our society is safe from drug dealers and that
drugs are mopped off our streets, so that our children and even adult
will not be able to get these drugs and banned substances as easily as
one can get candy or a bottle of coca cola or any other beverage.

"Such substances are harmful to health and should not be sold easily
in our communities."
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