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NDLEA arrests 25 drug suspects in Adamawa

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Adamawa State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) says it arrested 25 suspected drug dealers and seized 166.95 kg of illicit drugs in the state in the last three weeks.

The NDLEA State Commander, Mr Yakubu Kibo, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Wednesday in Yola.

Kibo said during the period under review, the command, on Sept. 5, arrested a notorious drug dealer in Jimeta-Yola, 59- year old Mohammed Kawuwa, and allegedly recovered from him, 600gms of Cannabis Sativa.

He said, ” Equally, on Sept.9, our operatives in Mubi Area Command recovered a total of 218 bottles of Cough syrup with codeine weighing 29.5kg, and 350g of Rohypnol capsules.

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”Similarly, the Gombi Area Command of the Agency intercepted a truck carrying 107 kg of Tramadol concealed with other pharmaceutical drugs and two suspects were arrested.

” Furthermore, one Yusuf Mohammed was arrested with fresh Cannabis Sativa weighing 10.2Kg, which was planted within his compound in So,o Village of Jada LGA.”

Kibo said the agency arrested Abdurrashed Mohammed and Mohammed Ali, with 10Kg and 3.8kg samples of Pentazocine injection and cannabis Sativa respectively.

He gave the names of other arrested suspects to include Lawal Abdullahi, Sulaiman Waziri and Nura Musa.

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He said they were all arrested with 168 gm of Diazepam, five cartons of pentazocine injection, as well as 21kg and 195 kg of cannabis Sativa respectively.

He said those culpable would be charged to court on completion of investigation.

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