The Adamawa state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized 870 blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 981kilogrames popularly called Indan Hemp as part of it determination to rid the state of drugs and other substance harmful to human health.
The state Commandant of the NDLEA, Mr. Yakubu Kibo who made the disclosure during a press briefing at the command headquarters in Yola, said, the seizure was made possible through intelligence employed by the command.
According to him, the command has sealed the premises where the cannabis was discovered.
While showing newsmen round the warehouse in Damilu where the cannabis were discovered, Kibo called upon landlords to make it a point of duty to know their tenants and the type of business they are involved in before leasing their property.
The Commandant while speaking on the challenges faced in the year 2016, the commander noted that, they faced a lot of challenges including lack of funds, lack of logistics, inadequate manpower, inappropriate office complex and lack of proper rehabilitation center.
He maintained that despite the challenges, “the command was able to arrested 300 suspects with 7,083.664kilogram of narcotics and psychotropic substance, 120 convictions were made and 17drug dependent persons between 18 and20years were success fully counseled”.
The NDLEA boss however called upon the state government, spirited individuals and the general public to come to the aid of the agency for maximum productivity, and also to create a drug free Adamawa.