NDLEA arrests 90 suspected drug dealers in Edo


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, command in Edo has said it arrested 90 suspected illicit drugs dealers in the state.

Mr Buba Wakawa, NDLEA commander, made this known during an interview with newsmen on Thursday, NAN reports.

Wakawa, who said that the suspects were arrested between July and September, stated that they included 63 males and 27 females.

“A total number of 15 cannabis sativa farms measuring about 40.03 hectares were also discovered and destroyed within the period.

“The 15 farms would have yielded a staggering 192,163.33 kg of harvested weeds if not discovered and destroyed,” he said.

Wakawa further noted that the suspects were charged to court, while 48 drug-dependent persons were counseled and reunited with their families.