Mr Fimihan Adeoye, the State Police Commissioner said this while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Osogbo.
Adeoye said the four suspects, Osasa Ansah, Saliu Koku, Musliu Ibrahim and Salimu Koku were arrested in Agbongbon village in Irewole Local Government Area of the state.
The CP said the operation which led to the arrest of the suspects was carried out by Deputy Commissioner in the Command, DCP Aminu Koji.
Adeoye said the operation was aimed at cutting the supply of Indian hemp as well as preventing youths from taking it.
He said the Indian hemp planted in the farms were destroyed with herbicides while the dried one that was packaged for market were burnt.
The CP said “We have declared a total war against Indian hemp cultivation and supply in Osun State.
” This is necessary to prevent youths from getting the weeds to smoke and this strategy was designed to nip the crime in the bud.”
“Most criminals get energised when they take cannabis and that is why we are trying to cut the supply of India hemp in Osun and other neighbouring states.
“This we believe will reduce crime rate to the barest minimum in the state.
Adeoye, said the suspects would be made to face the full wrath of the law to serve as deterrent to others.
The CP commended Gov. Rauf Aregbesola for providing the enabling environment for the police to fight crime in the state.