NDLEA arrests 63 and recovers 130.2 kgs of illicit drugs in Zamfara

The Zamfara State office of the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 63 suspects and confiscated 130.2 kilogrammes (kgs) of various illicit drugs in the first quarter of 2016.

Its commander, Mr. Thomas Ejim, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the arrests of some suspected drug traffickers in Gusau on Thursday.

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Ejim said that the drugs found on them included 24.15kgs of cannabis Sativa and 106kgs of various types of psychotropic substances.

According to him, 47 out of the 63 suspects arrested are being counseled by the command while 14 suspects had been convicted.

The commander said that among the suspects were one John Ejike, who was caught with 94.1 kgs of Tramadol packaged in seven cartons.

”We also arrested a luxurious bus conveying psychotropic substances weighing up to 4.5 kgs, suspected to belong to one of the passengers, Emmanuel Otodile,” he said.

Ejim said the suspects were being interrogated at the command.

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