Gombe – National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gombe state, has arrested 20 suspects and confiscated 23.453 kilogrammes of dangerous substances and 16.88 Kg of cannabis sativa between January and February 2017.
Mr Aliyu Adole, Commandant of the agency, disclosed this in an interview in Gombe on Thursday.
According to him, most of those involved in the act are youth and such drugs are dangerous to their health.
“The activity of the agency from January to date was very successful.
“The agency went out in search of drugs peddlers and we were able to arrest 20 suspects with 23.453 kilogrammes of substances of abuse and 16.884 of cannabis,” he said.
He said about 50 per cent of those who consumed the dangerous substances were between the ages of 21 to 30 years, because it was available and easy to buy anywhere.
Adole said that the agency is making effort in sensitising the youth in secondary schools, tertiary institutions on the implication of abusing drugs.
He further advised the youth to stop abusing drugs, saying it is harmful to their health.
The commandant called on parents to always monitor their children and wards anywhere to know whom they are associated with.