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NDLEA arrests 246 drug suspects in Edo state



Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested 246 suspected drug barons in the state between June 2014 and June 2015.

It said 30 tonnes of different types of hard drugs were seized in different parts of the state.

State Commander of NDLEA, Mr. Buba Wakawa, disclosed this at the 2015 International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

Buba said a total of 116 millions of hectares of Cannabis Sativa farms were destroyed in the state.

He said the command has convicted 20 drug suspects in the last one year.

The Edo NDLEA boss stated that 126 drug dependent persons were counseled, rehabilitated and re-integrated into the society.

He appealed to the State Drug Abuse Control Committee to partner with the NDLEA for the purpose of planning and implementation of eradication programmes.

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