The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it raided the Mushin area of Lagos and arrested a prophet, David Yekini and 76 others with substances suspected to be hard drugs.
Mr. Oluwarotimi said the operation was conducted by a combined team of 150 NDLEA and military officers and lasted six hours.
He said the raid was part of the war against drug abuse and to sanitise the society of bad elements ahead of the forthcoming elections.
“Without the consumption of hard drugs, criminality will be minimal, and for NDLEA to ensure the forthcoming election is devoid of any crime, there must be visitations,” Mr. Oluwarotimi said.
The deputy commander explained that hard drugs seized included ‘Canadian Loud’ worth N5 million, cannabis weighing 146.85 kg and 43.7 grammes of methamphetamine.
Mr Oluwarotimi said the NDLEA would interrogate the suspects to know the users of hard drugs that require rehabilitation.
“While those that deal in illicit drugs among them would be charged to court,” he added.
The Agency in January seized about 10.827 tonnes of illegal drugs and arrested 88 suspected drug offenders in Lagos.