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'2 000 drug traffickers convicted in 2014'

12 March 2015, 13:21

Abuja - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that more than 2 000 drug traffickers were convicted in 2014, Premium Times reports.

The agency said that Kano State had the highest conviction rate with 182; followed by Kaduna, 151; and then Lagos, 125.

Illicit drugs seized in the year under review stood at 166 697.18 kilogrammes (kg) including Cannabis sativa, 158 852kg; Cocaine, 226.041kg; heroin, 56.449kg; methamphetamine, 119.2kg; amphetamine, 0.05grammes; ephedrine, 35.8kg; and psychotropic substances 7 407.44kg.

Also read: NDLEA arrests 490 drug suspects

Suspected female drug traffickers apprehended in 2014 reduced by 25 as against the number arrested in 2013. Edo State had the highest female arrests with 56, Akwa Ibom 48, Delta 47, Anambra 41 and Rivers 32.

Read more at Premium Times

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