Kogi NDLEA Arrests 90 Drug Suspects 

The Kogi Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said it has seized a total of 1,699.2kg of assorted drugs this year.

It said that 90 suspected drug traffickers were arrested within the period.

Alhaji Abdulkadir Fakai-Abdullahi, the Commander, disclosed this in a press briefing to mark a week-long celebration of the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking.

This year’s celebration has the theme: “People first: Stop stigma and discrimination, strengthen prevention”.

The Commander said that the assorted drugs included Cannabis sativa, codeine, Methamphetamine, Exol-5, Diazepam, tramadol, Pentazocine, among others.

He said that many of the suspects had already been charged to court.

Fakai-Abdullahi said that the command had recorded three convictions within the period under review and counseled several drug users some of which were integrated into the society.

He warned drug dealers against venturing into Kogi as the consequences would be dire.

“It is either they stop or the long arms of the law will definitely catch up with them.

He said that the drug war was a task that should not be left in the hands of the agency alone.

“The general public must cooperate, support and provide useful information that will help us to get to the traffickers and users.

“All hands must be on deck since the Agency cannot do it alone. Everyone must give us a helping hand,” he said. (NAN)

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