Lagos NDLEA Seized 7905Kg of Drugs, Arrested 577 Traffickers in 2015

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has said that a total of 577 drug traffickers were arrested in Lagos in 2015.

The Lagos State Commander of the NDLEA, Aliyu Sule, and his Airport Command counterpart, Garba Ahmadu made this revelation while addressing journalists.

The commanders said 438 drug suspects were apprehended by the Lagos command, while the airport command apprehended 139 suspects during the period.

Sule said a total of 7315 kilograms of various drugs was seized by officials of his command during the period.

In the breakdown, Cannabis accounted for 7313. 06 kilograms, Heroin, 413.5 grams, and Cannabis Sativa, 480 grams.

The command noted that there is a drop in total number of arrests saying between 2011 and 2012, there was a seizure of drugs between 10 tonnes and eight tonnes, compared to the seven tonnes in 2015.

Sule appealed to Nigerians to cooperate with the NDLEA, pointing out that the war against drug trafficking was a collective responsibility.

Ahmadu also attributed the slight decrease to the training of officers and increased awareness that enabled them to uncover tricks used by traffickers.

NAN

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