A 56-year-old man has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command for being in possession of 1,072kg of substances suspected to be Marijuana in Mokwa Local Government.
While addresing reporters, the NDLEA’s Commander in the state, Sylvia Egwunwoke disclosed that the 56-year-old suspect is from Bangi village in Mariga Local Government Area.
She disclosed that the suspect, who had just finished his jailed term on Oct. 8 for similar offence, was arrested following through intelligence report that the suspect was transporting the prohibited weeds to Sokoto state.
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“We have since reached out to traditional and religious leaders to mobilize residents to give relevant information on those in the illegal business in their midst,” she said.