By Demola Akinyemi
Ilorin â€” men of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kwara State have arrested four suspected drug traffickers including a widow with a total of 48.3 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) in their custody.
Similarly, the commandÂ also arrested a 57-year-old Alfa Sule Akanbi of Gaa Iman in Ilorin metropolis for allegedly â€œplantingâ€Â three wraps of India hemp inÂ the residence of a womanâ€™ who he had quarrel with so as to implicate her.
The state Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Nse Jackâ€“Inam, whoÂ paraded the suspects, weekend, said the first suspect, one Agnes OfeÂ (37), a widow, was arrested on June 23, 2009 in Jebba with 8kg of Indian hemp and that she confessed that the exhibit was given to her by one Sunday, her late husband’s friend in Shaki, Oyo State.
Also, he said one Ibrahim Abdullahi (35), a farmer, was arrested withÂ 300 grammes of Indian hemp in Zango Barute Local Government Area of thestate; Abdullahi Ado (25), a driver, was arrested in Jebba with 13 kilograme of Indian hemp while Mohammed Sanni (34), a trader, was on June 29, 2009 caught with 27 kilogrammes on his way to Kauran Naoda in Zanfara State from Benin Republic.
The NDLEA boss who explained that from the nature of the arrest, all the suspects were supplied the hard drugs from neighbouring countries,Â Â reiterated that the command would intensify efforts and strive hard to ensure that drug trafficking and abuse are reduced to the barest minimum in the state.
He noted that the command would further intensifyÂ patrol on the bordersÂ as well as stop-and-search activities on all vehicles and persons on transit.