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NDLEA Arrests 25 Persons in Plateau For Drug Trafficking

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

The Plateau State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 25 persons among which 5 are females for suspected drug trafficking offences and over 5000kg canabis intercepted in the State, between January and March, 2014.

The State Commandant of the Agency, Anthonia Madubuike disclosed to journalists in Jos on Wednesday, while parading three suspected drug deallers arrested by officials of the agency.

She said out of those arrested, five of them are women.

Madubuike explained that the suspects were arrested after the agency was tipped off by an informant in Ondo State, and were in possession of 549.4kg of canabis.

She further explained that the truck with registration number- Bauchi- Alkaleri 30 XA which had conveyed the drugs to Jos, was intercepted at the NNPC Mega Station Jos.

According to her, “This is the second major arrest by the Command from December 2013 till date.” Adding that for the first quarter of January to March 2014, “we have been able to arrest 25 suspects, 20 males and 5 females.”

The Commandant however said the suspected dealer and his accomplice who transported the drugs to Jos are at large.

Meanwhile Bitrus Izang and Yusuf Nehemiah who were alleged to have received the goods, claim ignorant of its content.

Madubuike appealed to members of  the public not to hesitate to give the command any useful Information that will lead to the arrest of drug dealers in the State.


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