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26 drug dealers arrested, 199kg hemp confiscated in Delta

By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba — A total of 199.76 kilograms of weeds, suspected to be Indian hemp, were confisca-ted in Delta State, while 26 suspects were convicted, State Commander of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ibrahim Sani, has said.

Sani stated this yesterday at the agency’s headquar-ters in Ogwashi-Uku, while reviewing its operations in the last quarter of last year.

According to him, “we  secured the  26 convictions, confiscated 199.76 kilograms of cannabis, 114 grams of heroine and 6 grams of cocaine, while 25 drug addicts were counseled.”

Warning drug dealers

He told Vanguard that “with the New Year, it is total war against drugs; we have renewed spirit to fight the war and I am using this medium to warn those involved in drug trafficking and their sponsors to pack out of Delta State or be ready to face the consequences. We are out for them.”

Two officers of the agency were ambushed and killed last year while returning from a successful raid at Abbi, a notable hotbed for cultiva-tion of Indian hemp.


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