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401 drug traffickers arrested in Akwa Ibom

13 January 2015, 21:28

Uyo - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Monday that 401 drug traffickers were arrested last year in Akwa Ibom.

Speaking with newsmen in Uyo, the state NDLEA commander, Josephine Obi, said that the agency had secured conviction of 27 traffickers out of the number arrested.

She disclosed that the convicted traffickers were made up of 24 males and three females.

Also read: NDLEA arrests 490 drug suspects

Obi also said that those arrested were made up of 353 males while 48 of them were females.

She said that the command seized illicit drug substances weighing 157.37kg as exhibits in addition to 228 litres of alcoholic concoction (mixture of Cannabis Sativa, herbs and roots).

The commander further disclosed that other seizures included N138 630 monetary exhibits.

Obi said that the feat was achieved during routine raid of illicit drugs joint and arrest of dealers in 2014.



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