In 2013, Bauchi NDLEA Arrests over 221 Persons over Possession of Illicit DrugsAgabus Pwanagba, Featured, Latest News, News Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Agabus Pwanagba , Lagos
The Bauchi State Command of National Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested over 221 suspects in possession of 1,253.147 kgs of illicit drugs including cannabis sativa and psychotropic substances.
He added that, out of the 221 arrested suspects, 124 were charged to the Federal High Court and arraigned for prosecution with 46 convicted, while others are awaiting arraignment before the court.
Parah noted that the command in its commitment for the rehabilitation of drug suspects had recorded about 75 people who brought their children for counseling, rehabilitation and re-integration into the society.
Items recovered from the suspects included 6 vehicles, 15 motor-cycles used for the distribution of the drugs by the suspects.
The NDLEA Boss lamented that the command is facing a lot of challenges, particularly patrol vehicles, funding, and lack of useful information from the public on the activities of the illicit drug dealers
He also urged courts at all levels to expeditiously handle the agency cases to ensure justice as a demonstration to help rid the society from drug abuses.
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