NDLEA arrests 204 drug suspects, seizes 1,430.51kg illicit drugs in Adamawa

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) said it arrested 204 drug suspects and seized 1,430.51kg illicit drugs in Adamawa between January and June.

Mr Yakubu Kibo, the NDLEA Commandant in the state, who confirmed the arrest and seizure at a news conference on Friday, also said that 50 suspects were convicted during the period.

Kibo said that during period, the command “Drug Demand Reduction Unit’’ counseled and rehabilitated a significant number of people who were involved in the use of illicit drugs.

“From January to June 2017, the command arrested 204 drug suspects, secure 50 convictions and seized illicit drugs weighing 1,430.51 kilogrammes.

 

 

“Also in the months under review, 28 persons with drug related cases were counseled and rehabilitated,’’ Kibo said.

He said that currently, seven drug addicts were undergoing similar counseling and rehabilitation in the command.

The commandant said that the seized drugs are: cannabis sativa, cocaine, tramafol and diazepam tablets, pentazocin injections, cough syrup with codeine and rahypnol tablets.

He commended the cordial working relationship between the agency relevant agencies and the Adamawa Government.

 

 

Kibo, however, appealed for more support from state government in the areas of grassroots anti-drug abuse enlightenment, as well as provision of operational vehicles for effective service delivery. (NAN)
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