NDLEA arrests over 140 suspects, seizes 1,699kg of assorted drugs in Kogi

The commander said the suspects included males and females, while the seized drugs included Codeine, Methamphetamine, Exol-5, Diazepam, tramadol, Cannabis sativa, and Pentazocine among others.

“Consequently, the command has convicted 29 accused persons and other cases are still pending at the Federal High Court, Lokoja,” he said.

He described the drug abuse situation in Kogi as highly disturbing and called for collective efforts to tackle it.

“The drug situation in Nigeria and indeed Kogi is disturbing, especially being a microcosm of Nigeria.

“And as a federating unit, Kogi cannot stand alone in the face of this ominous threat of drug abuse and trafficking. The implication on security, economic and the general wellbeing is dire.

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