Nigeria: NDLEA Arrests 85 Suspects In Borno

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Borno State Command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, says it has arrested a total of 85 suspects and impounded 20.706kgs of illicit drugs.

Joseph Icha, NDLEA State Commander Borno State stated this in his July 2020 monthly press release issued in Maiduguri on Thursday.

NDLEA Borno State Command arrested 85 suspects and convicted two persons in July 2020. While other cases are pending before the federal high court Maiduguri.

According to him, in the month under review, a total of 20.706kgs of assorted illicit substances were seized and withdrawn from circulation, saying the substances are made up of Cannabis Sativa 3.283kg, Cocaine 2.8gms, Heroin 1.4gms and Psychotropic substances 17.419kgs.

He stated that 42 drug users were counselled within the month under review and were successfully treated and handed over to their families, while three others, referred to as clients are admitted to undergoing residential counselling in the command.

He reiterated that the Agency enjoyed tremendous synergy with other sister security agencies operating in the state as well as the State government.

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