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NDLEA arrests 280 suspects in Plateau, Sokoto

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Plateau State said it arrested 151 suspected traffickers with 1,316.009 kilograms of drugs between January and June…

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Plateau State said it arrested 151 suspected traffickers with 1,316.009 kilograms of drugs between January and June 2016.
The State commander of the NDLEA, Anthonia Ngozi Madubuike, in an interactive session with journalists to mark the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse, said the suspected traffickers included 140 males and 11 females while drugs seized included 834.751 kilogramme of cannabis sativa, 471,358 kilogrammes of psychotropic substances and 9.9 gramme of cocaine.
Madubuike who said 65 persons had been convicted for drug offences at the Federal High Court within the period, also said the agency had resolved to tackle drug related problems in the state from the areas of demand and supply.
In a separate development, the Sokoto State Command of the NDLEA has seized about 2000 kilogrammes of hard drugs and arrested 129 suspects in the last one year.
The Commander of the agency, Musbahu Idris, disclosed this while observing this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at the command headquarters yesterday, saying that 910.9 kilogrammes were cannabis sativa (Indian helm), 403.2 kilogrammes were psychotropic substances while 525.4 kilogrammes were cough syrup with codeine.
Idris said that they had prosecuted 24 drug dealers and counselled 139 clients in the period under review.
In his remarks, the Sokoto State Commissioner of Education, Dr Muhammad Jabbi Kilgori said the state would continue to collaborate with the agency to make schools drug-free.

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