The Niger state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested 102 suspected drug traffickers across the state with substances suspected to be cannabis sativa and psychotropic drugs in 2019.
Mrs. Sylvia Egwunwoke, the state NAFDAC Commander disclosed that the arrests were made between January and December 2019.
Mrs. Sylvia Egwunwoke reportedly said that “the total numbers of drug abuse suspects counseled were 70 persons and total number of clients admitted for rehabilitation 24 persons while the grand total of illegal drugs seized was 3, 918 kilograms”
Sylvia added that 32 persons have been successfully convicted while the remaining cases are pending at the courts.
Slyvia reportedly said that the agency will not relent in frustrating the activities of drug peddlers and traffickers in the state and the nation at large while appealing to the public to always report any suspicious individual to relevant authorities to enable the agency to rid the state of drug trafficking and its attendant crimes.
The agency has reached out to both traditional and religious leaders to mobilise residents to reveal sensitive information and tip off for prompt action.