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509 suspects arrested for drug trafficking in Borno in 2022, says NDLEA

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 509 suspected drug traffickers in Borno in 2022

Mr Joseph Icha, the NDLEA Commander in the state, while addressing the newsmen on Tuesday said, the suspects comprised 500 males and 9 females, while adding that large quantities of Indian hemp, cocaine, heroin, tramadol, Rohypnol, diazepam and other psychotropic substances were recovered from the suspects.

Icha said 295 persons were counselled against drug abuse, while 27 others were sent to rehabilitation centres.

He added that during the period, the Borno office of the NDLEA secured 34 convictions of drug traffickers and users, while 174 cases were still pending in courts.

The NDLEA Commander however, stated that the agency was working with relevant security agencies to ensure a drug-free society.


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