NDLEA apprehends 103 suspected traffickers on drugs in Edo State
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA Edo State Command, says it has arrested 103 suspected drug traffickers within periods expanding from July to September, 2018
Peter Ogar, Head of Operations and Intelligence in the command, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin on Monday. Ogar said the suspects are made of 88 males and 15 females..
He explained that more than 4,000 kilograms of suspected Indian hemp were seized within the period while 14 farmlands of about 10 hectares cultivated with the plant, were destroyed.
According to Ogar, 79 drug addicts had been reunited with their families, while two are still undergoing intensive rehabilitation.
“It is peak period for traffickers because it is the harvest season,” he noted, adding that this has led to upsurge in arrest of suspects and seizures by the agency. The Assistant Commander disclosed that the NDLEA had filed 18 cases in courts within the period, while several others are pending.