NDLEA arrests 45 in Edo, 89 in Bayelsa

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The Edo Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) apprehended 45 suspects for drug trafficking in the first quarter, it was learnt.

NDLEA’s Edo Commandant Buba Wakawa told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin yesterday the agency seized 13,542kg suspected illicit drugs.

He said the suspects, included 36 men and nine women.

Wakawa said the agency secured seven convictions at the Federal High Court, Benin.

He said the drugs included 13,518kg of suspected cannabis sativa, 0.019g of suspected cocaine and 0.01kg of suspected heroin.

Wakawa added that the agency destroyed suspected psychotropic substances weighing about 24.2kg, noting that the agency also discovered 12 suspected cannabis farms, measuring 7.4 hectares.

The commandant said two  farms were found at Okumo Oil Extension II in Uhumonwode council, and the others at Emun Forest in Orhiomwon.

The Bayelsa command arrested 89 suspects for drug trafficking, narcotics abuse and other drug-related activities.

Spokesman Ikenna Osakwe said yesterday the agency recorded seizure of 73.779 kilogrammes of illicit drugs.

He said the arrests and seizures were recorded in the first quarter.

Osakwe said 68 men and 21 women were nabbed.

NDLEA in Oyo State said it seized 3,891.875 kg of suspected hard drugs and secured 15 convictions in the first quarter.

The Commander, Mrs. Omolade Faboyede, said yesterday in Ibadan the drugs included Indian hemp and psychotropic substances.

She said six drug addicts were undergoing rehabilitation.

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