The Ogun State Police Command says it has seized a cache of illicit drugs, machetes, and cash at a notorious hideout of drug peddlers at Mayas in Lafenwa area of Abeokuta.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, disclosed this on Thursday at the command’s headquarters, Eleweran, while briefing journalists about what he described as ‘big haul of seizure.’
The state police boss said the command’s tactical teams stormed the hideout in the early hours Tuesday 12th January 2021 and those dealers who were present at the hideout fled into the nearby canal leading to Ogun River and escaped.
He added that the items recovered include N2,222,750.00, 110 parcels of weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp, 55 packs of codeine, two packs of Emzoline, and six packs of Uniplex codeine.
Others are four packs of Pandeen expectorant, 12 packs of Rephnol, three packs of Backwoods honey, one carton of max cough codeine, battle axes, machetes, and dangerous charms.
He said efforts were being made to track down the dealers who escaped and their agents.
He said, “The seizure is a big haul. We want whoever wants to lay claim to these illicit drugs and money, to come forward but with proof of ownership.
“We want to warn the barons to steer clear of the state. These are the drugs the criminals take that motivate them to commit crime.”