NDLEA nabs 138 suspected drug traffickers, convicts 54 in Lagos

The Lagos State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested138 suspected drug traffickers and seized 1,399.780kilogrammes. The drugs were seized in in Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Lagos Island, Ikorodu and other parts of the state.

According to the NDLEA, the arrests and seizures were made within the first quarter of 2017.

Giving a breakdown, the NDLEA said those apprehended in connection with drug trafficking include 137 males and one female, while 54 suspects were convicted.

NDLEA Lagos commander, Aliyu Sule who gave a breakdown  of arrests and seizures said, “the Lagos command of the NDLEA, between January and March 2017, arrested 138 suspected drug dealers, including a female and seized 1,399.780kg of drugs. Cannabis has the largest share with 1,390.38kg, Tramadol 9.35kg, Cocaine 23.65 grammes and Heroin 22.8 grammes.”

The commander added that 84 drug dependent persons were successfully counselled and re-united with their families while 54 drug dealers were convicted with 125 pending cases.

One of the suspects, Ngozi Owunna (34), who allegedly distributed cannabis within Ikeja, was caught at Allen Junction with 600 grammes of hemp after close monitoring by undercover narcotic agents.

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