The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed a 30-hectare Indian hemp farm valued at about N12 million, near Ife-Olukotun in Kogi.
The farm is located in a forest about 70 kilometres from Ife-Olukotun in Yagba East Local Government of the state.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the operation on Friday, the agency's Commander in the state, Alhaji Idris Bello, said the farm was detected after months of ``painstaking surveillance''.
He said the discovery and arrest of the owner of the farm has confirmed the fears of the NDLEA that the state had graduated from being a consumer to producer of cannabis sativa.
Bello called on the residents, especially the rural dwellers, to report suspected illicit drug dealers to law enforcement agents to save the society from their menace.
The commander said the suspect, Sunday Olishe, 35, would soon be charged to court.
Olishe, according to the agency hails from Emu in Ndukwa West Local Government Area of Delta and was once arrested by its operatives.
According to the commander, the suspect relocated to Kogi two years ago, where he secured a lease for the land on which he planted the Indian hemp from one Yomi, after paying N50,000.