NDLEA nabs 44 drug suspected dealers, confiscates two tonnes

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Anambra State has apprehended 44 persons for suspectedly dealing in illicit drugs in the state.

The apprehensions were made known by the Commander of the Agency, Mohammed Idris who told newsmen in a chat that four of the suspects were females.

He said 19 of them were found guilty after investigations and would be prosecuted, adding that the rest were referred to rehabilitation center for counseling.

He said, “The agency confiscated about two tonnes of illicit drugs, consisting of 1720kg of canabis sativa, 0.210 crystalline
methamphetamine, 5,000 tablets of tramadol, about 10,481 tablets of Diazepam, 2.1 liters of cough syrup with codine, among others.”

He also lamented restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic in arraigning suspected dealers
“The operations of the agency were restricted to specialised operations by the Covid-19 pandemic during the period under review,” he added.

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