2 February 2021 By Chris Nyamtu
Nasarawa State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested a female suspected drug dealer, Mrs Rakiya Haladu and recovered 45 bags of Cannabis Sativa.
Commander of NDLEA in the State, Mr. Justice Arinze at a news briefing in Lafia said the cannabis sativa which weighed 474 kilograms is the biggest single seizure by the agency since the inception of the command in 1999.
He stated that officers of NDLEA in collaboration with other security agencies under an operation, code named “Hana Kwaya” raided a drug warehouse in Lafia metropolis and arrested a female dealer with cannabis Sativa.
According to Mr Justice Arinze, the suspect, Mrs Rakiya Haladu was a sales agent for her husband who is at large with his other two wives.
The NDLEA State Commander further explained that the Operation “Hana Kwaya” which was launched two months ago had so far arrested 54 drug suspects and seized 604 kilograms of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
Mr Arinze however commended the Chairman and Chief Executive of NDLEA for empowering the State Command with logistics immediately he assumed office which had led to the successes recorded.