NDLEA arrests 48 suspects over drug trafficking in Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo says it has arrested no fewer than 48 suspects over alleged illicit drug trafficking in October.

This is contained in a statement on Monday in Abuja by Buba Wakawa, the NDLEA commander in the state.

The commander also said 10 suspected cannabis farms measuring 8.23 hectares were destroyed and three vehicles and one motorbike were intercepted.

Mr Wakawa, however, said the command secured six convictions within the month.

He said those arrested included 39 males and nine females, while about 7,379.59 kilogrammes of drugs were seized.

He listed the items as cannabis Sativa, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and codeine-based syrup.

Mr Wakawa appreciated the state’s people for their unflinching support to the command and appealed for more intelligence on the activities of drug merchants.

“I believe that together we will cripple their evil trade so that we can jointly make Edo drug-free.

“The task given to us by our chairman, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, to rid the nation of drug abuse and trafficking, is a mandate that must be achieved,” Mr Wakawa added.


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