The Enforcement Crew of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) has found and dismantled a first-ever Indian hemp clandestine laboratory for the manufacturing of cannabis oil in Lagos State.
The laboratory is situated at 7 Imam Augusto Shut, Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Spokesman of the NDLEA, Jonah Achema, in an announcement on Friday in Abuja, stated the lab was managed by one Oladapo Ifedayo Oluseyi Adedayo, a graduate of the College of Southern Denmark with a level in Digital Engineering.
He stated Adedayo is a half-caste, whose late Nigerian father was a Professor from Ondo State; and that the suspect runs the lab together with his Danish mom, Dr. (Mrs) Jyetter Marie (Nee Roug).
Achma stated that in the middle of the operation code-named Hash-Caste, the Company arrested Mr. Adedayo, the suspected proprietor of the laboratory which engages within the indoor rising of hashish sativa (Indian hemp) and processing similar into Cannabis oil via clandestine laboratory extraction.
“Aged 42, Adedayo claimed to have been pushed into the hydroponic hashish rising and Cannabis Oil extraction following the collapse of his inverter, metering and photo voltaic set up firm in 2019.
“He stated he observed that there’s a lot cash to be made in view of the excessive demand for Cannabis oil within the worldwide market as a healing drugs for most cancers.
“Adedayo’s expansive premises is properly fortified with protecting canine and himself well-armed, ostensibly to place up resistance from the suspected onslaught of legislation enforcement companies.
“In the midst of the operation, a number of drug displays have been recovered together with 911 grams of Hashish seeds, 21 Kilograms of Hashish-infused Ethanol, 83 grams of Cannabis Oil 123mg THC-70 CBD, 1.127 Kilograms of Hashish Cream, 80 grams of recent Hashish plant and 25 grams of dried Hashish plant,” Achema stated.
He listed different gadgets discovered within the lively laboratory as: 500 grams of Potassium Hydroxide Pellets, Propyl Alcohol, 500 grams of Sodium Hydroxide Pellets, Distilled water, Water Aspirator Vacuum Pump, Spherical backside Flasks, Citric Acid, PH Meter, Retort Stands, Distillation Flasks, and Printer.
Additionally recovered from the laboratory are wi-fi wifi, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes, Wood base for Hydroponic System of Hashish rising, LED floodlighting for Photosynthesis goal for the Hashish indoor planting and one product of Berreta 92 Pistol (a brief gun) with 13 rounds of reside ammunition.
He stated that whereas two autos belonging to the suspect have been seized as they have been suspected to have been acquired from the proceeds of the illicit drug commerce, additionally detected have been two financial institution accounts belonging to the suspect and one collectively operated by the suspect and his mom.
The NDLEA spokesman quoted the company’s Chairman/Chief Government, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (Rtd.), to have famous that the drug commerce is “assuming a hitherto unthinkable dimension for someone to show his premises right into a hashish farm and likewise set up in the identical premises a laboratory to course of the proceeds into bye merchandise similar to Cannabis.”
Abdallah was additionally stated to have urged all stakeholders to deploy all means “to comprise this daredevilry as a result of Nigeria can not afford a harmful brew of Cannabis Oil and that of methamphetamine which the Company has been working assiduously to place an finish to its native manufacturing.”