Dutse - The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Jigawa has arrested two suspected drug peddlers in possession of 1 264 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp).
The NDLEA Commandant in the state, Ibrahim Abdul, told newsmen in Dutse on Wednesday.
Abdul said the suspected peddlers were arrested when the vehicle in which they were transporting the substances plunged into a ditch on Kano-Maiduguri road.
He said preliminary investigations indicated that the substances were packaged for export to neighbouring countries.
“Based on our records, this is the highest number of cannabis sativa, otherwise called Indian hemp, arrested in the state,” he said.
The commandant reiterated the readiness of the agency to get rid of drug peddlers and abuse in the state, warning that those found involved in illicit drug trade would be prosecuted.
He urged the people of the state to provide useful information to assist the command in its anti-drug crusade.