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NDLEA arrests 85 drug suspects, seizes 130.922 kg of cannabis in Gombe

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gombe State Command, had arrested 85 drug suspects, seized 130.922 kilograms of cannabis and 1,206.303 kilogrammes of psychotropic substances between January and November 2016.

The Commandant of the agency in the state, Mr Aliyu Adole, disclosed this to newsmen in Gombe on Tuesday.

“Within this period, we have arrested 82 male and 3 female suspects and we removed from circulation 130.922 kilogrammes of cannabis and 1,206.303 kilogrammes of psychotropic substances,” Adole said.

He also said that within the period, the agency had convicted 64 suspects who were presently serving their various jail terms.

Adole said the agency had 19 pending hard drug cases against suspects, while 32 clients were counseled in the new NDLEA rehabilitation center.

He said that the new centre was yielding positive result and commended the state government for the gesture.

The commandant called on members of the public to provide information that would help to reduce the circulation of hard drugs in the state and assured that their identities would be protected.

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