357 drug sus­pects ar­rested in Taraba

Daily Trust - - CRIME - From Ma­gaji Isa, Jalingo

357 sus­pects in­clud­ing 14 fe­males were ar­rested and pros­e­cuted by the Na­tional Drugs Law En­force­ment Agency in Taraba State within the last one year.

The com­man­der of the agency in the state, Mr. Ishaku Kwa­jafa , dis­closed this in an in­ter­view in Jalingo.

He said out of the num­ber ar­rested for drugs traf­fick­ing, 58 were con­victed to var­i­ous jail terms.

Mr Kwa­jafa dis­closed that, the agency, dur­ing the pe­riod un­der re­view, seized 2692.1kg of il­licit drugs.

He said the il­licit drugs com­prised of 2,215.8kg, psy­chotropic sub­stances (tramol and di­as­pam) and 476.3kg of can­nibis sa­tiva (In­dian hemp).

He also dis­closed that the agency has car­ried out anti-drug abuse cam­paigns across the state to sen­si­tize the pub­lic on the dan­gers of drug abuse and traf­fick­ing.

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