The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has said it arrested a suspected Indian hemp farmer in Sokoto State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Commandant of NDLEA in the state, Mr Adamu Iro, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Sokoto on Saturday.
“It is the first such case in the history of the state”, he said.
Iro explained that the suspect, Anas Sani, was arrested in Sayinna village, Tambuwal Local Government Area, following a tip-off.
He noted that the suspect planted a foreign variety of cannabis sativa in his maize farm, which was uprooted by NDLEA operatives who stormed the farm.
He stated that the suspect will be prosecuted after laboratory analysis of the uprooted leaves.
He thanked the residents for their support to the agency and urged them not to relent.
The commandant warned that cultivating Indian hemp and dealing in illicit drugs attract heavy punishment.