Adamawa State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ) has arrested 20 suspects in connection with 61.465kg of hard drugs.
State Commander of the Agency Musa Kibo disclosed this to newsmen in Yola, Thursday saying the suspects were arrested at Yola abattoir and Jambutu central motor park adding that the arrest was made possible following the commands efforts to raid the society free of drugs in the state.
He pointed out that the operation was conducted to dislodge some major drug abuse joints in Yola saying large quantity of Tramadol 250 mg was seized from the suspects.
” The Command during its relentless raid dislodge drug joints which include Yola Abattoir, Market, Jambutu Motor Park, Madam Street and Falujah market.
” A total of 20 suspected were arrested and seizure of 61.456 Kg of assorted hard drugs such as Cannabis Sativa ,Tramadol 250 mg, Diazepam, Rophnol, Cough syrup with codeine and extol-5 .”
The Command along can not successfully win the war against drug abuse and illicit trafficking “Kibo added.
The Commander said the agency under his watch was making all it can to rescue and clear the state from the grip of drugs and other related dealers who portrayed to be merchants of destruction and death.
Kibo however, called on public, government, traditional and religious leaders in the state to join hands together to address the dangerous drugs menace and consumption in the state.