Minna - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Niger on Tuesday said it had seized 31 kilograms of dried weeds suspected to be Indian Hemps from 30 suspects in Suleja area of the state.
Abdullahi Abdul, the state commander of the agency, told a press briefing in Minna that the arrests were made during raiding of five spots in the area on Saturday.
"Thirty one kilogrammes of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa and other pscho-active drugs were recovered from eight dealers arrested at these joints,’’ he said.
Abdul said that another 22 suspected drug addicts were arrested at various joints during the raid.
He said the operatives of the agency raided Yan Gwangwan by IBB Market, New Kwata by abattoir, Old Army Engineering Barrack, Kantoma and Old Minna Garage all in Suleja.
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The Agency’s commander said two drug addicts and three officers’ sustained injuries during the raids, adding that one of the addicts has been treated and discharged.
He said that the NDLEA’s vehicle was destroyed by some suspects who escaped and later ambushed the agency’s personnel.
He said that the activities of the suspected drug barons continually fuel all sorts of violent crimes in Suleja and its environs.