NDLEA arrests 186 suspects, convicts 127 in Adamawa

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday said it arrested 186 suspects and seized 1,932.5kg of illicit drugs in Adamawa in 2013.

The NDLEA Commander in the state, Alhaji Hassan Zungeru, told newsmen in Yola that the suspects comprised 184 males and two women.

Zungeru said the agency also prosecuted 127 people as well as counselled and rehabilitated 1,989 drug addicts.

He said the illicit drugs intercepted included psychotropic substances, Indian hemp, tramadol, D5 + cough syrup, exol and pentazesine.

The commander said that 2,529.46 kg of drugs was seized and 168 suspects were arrested in 2012.

He also said 92 people were convicted and 189 rehabilitated in 2012.

He decried the command’s operational and enlightenment activities challenges as well as inadequate staff to cover the state.

Zungeru called on relevant authorities to support the agency in its effort to ensure drug-free society. (NAN)

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