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NDLEA seizes 456.8kg of illicit drugs in Kogi

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested four suspects and seized 456.8kg of illicit drugs in Kogi State within a space of four days.

Abdulkadir Abdullahi-Fakai, NDLEA commander in Kogi, made this known in an interview in Lokoja on Tuesday.

“The 456.8 kg illicit drugs including Exol-5, Codeine, and Cannabis Sativa were seized between July 30 and August 3, within the jurisdiction of Kogi.

“Out of the 456.8 kg drugs seized, 229.8 kg is Cannabis Sativa, 190 kg is Codeine and 20.6 kg is Exol-5, all of which were intercepted by crack intelligence officers and forwarded to our head office in Abuja.

“The four suspects arrested will soon be charged to court for prosecution in accordance with the laws of the land,” he said.

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He expressed satisfaction with the synergy existing between the agency and other security agencies, especially the police.

The commander said that the police had handed over 229.8 kg of cannabis sativa and a suspect to the agency.

He acknowledged the support the agency was receiving from Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration and other security agencies.

“We are determined to do more in the fight against illicit drugs in Kogi,” Abdullahi-Fakai said, just as he warned drug traffickers to steer clear of Kogi.

He appealed to the general public to always assist the agency with useful information on suspected drug traffickers and barons for prompt action.