The officers of the NDLEA backup by the Nigeria Army, Navy and NSCDC has destroyed large expanses of land cultivated with cannabis sativa Cross River.
The Cross River State Commander, CN Mausel Kupi Bako, disclosed this to newsmen in Calabar.
He said that upon receiving the information from a concerned citizen, the team swung into action.
”Based on synergy that exists between the security agencies; the Nigeria Army, and NSCDC contributed their personnel to backup the raid operation at Ewet Village, in Akampka Local Government Area of the state.
”The raid led to the arrest of one young man in the farms.”
He used the opportunity to warn against those taking side with drug dealers and attacking his operatives especially Okosora and Nta- sele to have a rethink, adding ”it will not be business as usual.”
According to the State Commander, I will smoke them out . Cross River is a destination paradise, no evil inhibits here.
He thanked the State government and Ikom Local Government Area for their support in the drug control.
It would be recall that drug barons had seized opportunity of the communal crisis in some Local Government Areas in the State to perpetuate crime believing they are above the law.
When the State Commander, took over the leadership of the state; he had warned drug barons to relocate from the state, saying they would not be spared if found wanting.