DRUG ABUSE: NDLEA Nabs 2 with 149kg of Cannabis in Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, has arrested one Fidelis Eshobi, 47, and Chika Onu, 38, with 149 kg of dried weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. The Commander of the agency in the state, Mrs Sylvia Egwunwoke, yesterday said the suspects were arrested on November 9 in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state in a Mercedes Benz marked DV 865 RSH. Egwunwoke said that the two suspects would be charged to court after the agency completes its investigation.-
She appealed to the public to always report any suspicious activity or individuals to relevant authorities to enable the agency to rid the state of drug trafficking and its attendant crimes. We have reached out to stakeholders, especially traditional and religious leaders, to mobilise residents to volunteer information on those engaging in illegal drug business in their neighbourhood for prompt action,” the commander said. (NAN)

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