Abuja- The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Bayelsa state has arrested 21 suspects and seized more than 34 kilogrammes of Indian hemp
NDLEA State Commander of the Agency, Frank Hanacho, disclosed the arrests.
He said the illicit business was most rampant in Imiringi, Azikoro and Ovom in Yenagoa, adding that the business was not restricted to shops but also to residential buildings.
“It should give everyone cause for concern. Most of these suspects were arrested with substances weighing above 4kg. This has a multiplier effect on the society because with the involvement of women, once you arrest one woman, so many children would suffer,” said Hanacho.
The Commander called on landlords to screen the tenants they engage in their houses to ensure that the buildings were free from drug-related offences.
- CAJ news