NDLEA seizes N80m worth of drugs, arrests 134 suspects

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) FCT command, has seized 3,988.74 kilograms of assorted drugs with a monetary value of N80 milion.

The FCT commander, Commander of Narcotics, (CN) Mr Kabir Tsakuwa disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

Tsakuwa, however, said that a total of 134 suspected drug traffickers, peddlers and abusers were also arrested in the same period.

He named the assorted drugs as cannabis Sativa, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Tramadol, Rohypnol and Diazepam.

He added that the major drug seized by the Operatives of the NDLEA was cannabis sativa, adding that many suspects were prosecuted and convicted in the same period.

According to him, cannabis sativa seized within the same period included 3,861.789kg, while cocaine intercepted weighed 0.038Kg

“Others include diazepam which weighs 13.63Kg, Tramadol – 105.136Kg, while Methamphetamine weighs 3.024Kg; Ecstasy weighs 0.009kg, with Pentazocine weighing 1.070Kg

“134 suspected drug users and traffickers were arrested in the third quarter, out of which 128 are males and six are females.

“The total street value of drugs seized within the same period is about Eighty Million Naira (N80m).

“One hundred and four (104) suspects were prosecuted, out of which 27 were convicted,” he said.

 


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