The Lagos State Police Command has destroyed psychoactive drugs and different substances valued at over N 400m in Igbe , Ikorodu space of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, mentioned the illicit gadgets have been recovered throughout a raid on legal hideouts and two different sources primarily based on intelligence gathering.
Based on him , medication and arms promote crime. He added that it was primarily based on this that the command intensified the combat in opposition to onerous drug sale and consumption with the intention to stamp out criminality within the state.
Imohimi defined that for the reason that starting of the 12 months , the command had been in a position to seize giant portions of hashish , cocaine, heroin , Tramadol , codeine and different psychoactive substances .
The CP praised the synergy between the police and different safety companies, noting that the collaboration had paid off in the midst of his service within the state.
He additionally thanked the state authorities for helping the police in tackling crime in Lagos .
Attributable to space for storing constraints, the CP added that the police needed to apply to the court docket for permission to publicly destroy the illicit medication , noting that the shops the place they have been saved had been overstretched. Imohimi said;
“ Between the primary day of January and now , now we have been in a position to get better the next classes of medicine : Indian hemp, cocaine, heroin, Tramadol , codeine and different psychoactive substances, with a road worth of effectively over N 400m .
“ One good factor I’m glad about since I got here to Lagos is the help I’ve been receiving from each the state authorities and different safety companies . I went into early partnerships with the opposite safety companies , that are effectively represented right here right now , and most significantly , with the state authorities.
“ This synergy with them has paid off as we’re witnessing the destruction of those psychoactive medication and different substances.