25 June 2021 by Chris Nyamtu
Nasarawa State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested four hundred and thirty nine suspects for alleged drug abuse and seized over two thousand kilograms of illicit drugs in the last one year.
The State commander of NDLEA, Mr. Justice Arinze stated this while briefing newsmen in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital.
Mr Arinze said out of the figure, 100 bags of canabis sativa were recovered from a drug baron in a warehouse in Lafia which according him, was the largest seizure in a single operation since 1999.
He also explained that the command had intercepted 400 litres of codeine on transit along Lafia- Makudi road.
While expressing concern over the rising spate of drug abuse in the state, Mr. Arinze pointed out that 360 drug users were counselled and rehabilitated while 19 drug barons were convicted within the year under review.