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 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA on Tuesday says it has arrested four suspects and seized 456 8 kg of illicit drugs in Kogi within a space of four days Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdullahi Fakai NDLEA s Commander in Kogi made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja The 456 8 kg illicit drugs including Exol 5 Codeine and Cannabis Sativa were seized between July 30 and Aug 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 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 Gov Yahaya Bello s administration and other security agencies We are determined to do more in the fight against illicit drugs in Kogi Abdullahi Fakai vowed He warned criminal elements such as drug traffickers to steer clear of Kogi or find it hot from the agency As an agency we shall maintain our posture of ridding Kogi of the menace of illicit drugs for decent living by its residents Abdullahi Fakai however appealed to the general public to always assist the agency with useful information on suspected drug traffickers and drug barons for prompt action NewsSourceCredit NAN
NDLEA seizes 456.8kg illicit drugs in Kogi

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

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2 Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdullahi-Fakai, NDLEA’s Commander in Kogi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja.

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3 “The 456.8 kg illicit drugs including Exol-5, Codeine and Cannabis Sativa were seized between July 30 and Aug. 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.

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

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

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

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

8 ”We are determined to do more in the fight against illicit drugs in Kogi,”  Abdullahi-Fakai vowed.

9 He warned criminal elements such as drug traffickers to steer clear of Kogi or ”find it hot from the agency.

10 “As an agency, we shall maintain our posture of ridding Kogi of the menace of illicit drugs for decent living by its residents.

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Abdullahi-Fakai, however, appealed to the general public to always assist the agency with useful information on suspected drug traffickers and drug barons for prompt action.

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NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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