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NDLEA seizes 870 blocks of cannabis in Adamawa

NDLEA seizes 870 blocks of cannabis in Adamawa

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.

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