NDLEA To Investigate Indian Hemp Cultivation In Gombe
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ), Gombe State Command, has declared that measures will be taken to ensure that no farmer cultivates Indian Hemp this season.
Mr Aliyu Adole, Commander of the agency in Gombe, stated this in an interview with the newsmen in Gombe on Thursday.
He said the precaution was necessary because , “last year 14 persons were caught engaging in the practice and were presently serving various terms in prison”.
Adole said that eight of those arrested came from Kulani village of Balanga while the remaining six were from Shongom Local Government Area of the state.
He advised farmers in the state to resist the planting and cultivation of Cannabis Sativa (Indian hemp) during the 2018 faming season.
“Anybody caught engaging in the act will face the wrath of the law; my advice to people, especially those in the rural areas who are engaged in the act, is that they should stop.
He warned that “They should desist from planting weeds, and instead, cultivate what will benefit the entire society,” .
Source: Naija News