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Adamawa: NDLEA arrests 190 drug suspects in 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

/ by Adamawa Celebrities
By Zubairu Iya Abubakar
In determination to curb the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse in Adamawa state, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, Adamawa state command have arrested 190 drugs suspects including 4 female between January-December, 2017 and made a seizure of 2.731.608kg illicit substances.

Briefing Newsmen in his office, the state commandant of the agency, Mr. Yakubu Kibo said they seized substances during the outgoing year includes cannabis sativa, cough syrup with cardiac Tramadol tablets and capsules, diazepam tablets cocaine respectively.

The state commandant also revealed that a total of seventy nine convictions were secured by the agency at the Federal High Court Yola, adding that the command successfully obtained an order for final forfeitures of two vehicles a J5 fiat bus and a Toyota Starlet car belonging to notorious illicit drug transporters as well as partly completed building belonging to a notorious drug at Bachure ward in Jimeta Yola North local government area of the state.

He maintained that the command has during the out-going year offered treatment of 18 clients with illicit drugs use problems and equally offered brief intervention counseling to over 50 persons that were arrested in the course of raid operations in the state.

The NDLEA, State Commandant further said that the command has been very consistent in its advocacy and relentless public enlightenment campaigns on the dangers of illicit substances consumption in various academic, institutions, work places, motor parks, market squares and at town halls meeting in the state.

While soliciting for the support and understanding of all, to enable the Agency continue to achieve more successes, the state commandant is determined to frustrate the efforts of drug dealers in order to promote peace, unity and security in Adamawa state and Nigeria as a whole.
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