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NDLEA nabs 90 drug traffickers in Niger



NDLEA raises alarm over combination of illicit drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday said 90 suspected drug traffickers had been arrested by its operatives in Niger State.

The agency revealed that the arrest was made between January and September this year.

The development was disclosed to newsmen in Minna by state commander of the agency, Mrs Sylvia Egwunwoke.

According to her, the suspects were nabbed with over 3,429.9953kg suspected to be cannabis sativa and psychotropic in different parts of the state.

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“We have so far succeeded in convicting 40 persons while the remaining cases are still pending at various courts.

“The agency will not relent in frustrating the activities of drug peddlers and traffickers in the state, and the nation at large,” Egwunwoke said.

She however, implored the public to always report any suspicious activity or individual to relevant authorities to enable the agency rid the state of drug trafficking and its attendant crimes.

“We have also reached out to traditional and religious leaders as well as stakeholders to mobilise residents to volunteer information on those engaging in illegal drug business in their neighbourhood,” she said.

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