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Drug agency steps up war against drug traffickers

08 April 2015, 18:42

Lagos - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), at Seme border has stepped up its war against drug traffickers following the arrest of some suspects and seizure of hard drugs at the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, PM News reports.

Commander of the agency in the area, Udotong N. Essien said the command has arrested eleven suspects and seized 53.41 kilograms of cannabis sativa otherwise known in local parlance as igbo or marijuana imported from Ghana and the sum of $23 915.

Also read: NDLEA vows to rid Ekiti drug peddlers

The suspects arrested are Chinedu Uzokwe, Haruna Sikiru, Esther Etafor, Emeka Kalu Otah, Uba Chukwu, Emeka Silas, Abdullahi Ahmadu, Iliya Kura, Kamorudeen Jimoh Apena, Chinedu Gabriel Eze, Jones Abraham Chinenye and Damola Obembe.

According to him, all the suspects have been charged to court. Only three have been so far convicted to various terms of imprisonment while the rest await their sentences.

He said five drug dependent persons were counselled on the dangers of drug abuse and trafficking.

Read more at PM News

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