By Boluwaji Obahopo
LOKOJA—The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Kogi State has arrested six suspected drug dealers and seized 300.7kg of Cannabis Sativa and some psycotropic substances.
State Commander of NDLEA, Alhaji Idris Bello, while parading the suspects at the State Command Office in Lokoja yesterday, said the drug dealers wanted to hide under election period to distribute the illegal drugs.
The suspects are Isiaka Umaru, Haruna Ismaila, Yahaya Salami, Abubarka Muftau, and Nurudeen Salami.
Bello, who stated that the arrest of the suspects was made possible by intelligence gathering, said the command will continue to work hard to rid the state of illicit drugs.
He said one of the suspects, Isiaka Umoru, a bus conductor, was arrested when the command intercepted a J5 bus in Kabba-Aiyere, which was coming from Owo in Ondo Stated and found it loaded with 36 bags of Cannabis Sativa.
He said: “The J5 bus was parked beside the road and my men accosted the bus, searched and discovered 290.5 kg.”