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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The suspect was arrested by the command last year along Kontagora with 64kg of Indian Hemp and was
convicted by a court and served one-year jail term.
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”The command will, however, not relent in curbing the activities of drug peddlers in the state and the
nation at large,” she said. She appealed to members of the public to always report any suspicious
activity of drugs peddlers to relevant authorities, to rid the state of drug trafficking and its
“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.