The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has disclosed that it arrested 3, 478 drug suspects and seized nearly 170, 341.704kg of narcotic drugs between January and May 2015.
NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, disclosed this as Nigeria celebrates the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and the launch of the National Drug Control Master Plan (NDCMP) 2015-2019,
“The drugs are cannabis 167, 461.826kg, cocaine 103.848kg, heroin 17.976kg and psychotropic substances 2, 619.195kg. the agency also discovered cannabis farms measuring 126.721 hectares. A total of 783 cases have so far been won in court,” he said.
According to him, the seized drugs and cannabis plant destroyed in 2014 is worth N542 billion.
He also said that the agency played a very crucial role towards the peaceful conduct of the 2015 General Elections.
According to Giade, the huge amount is mind blowing and has the capacity to derail the most credible election.
He said such proceeds could be used to either subvert the wishes of the electorates or instigate upheavals.
“We shall therefore continue to financially incapacitate and dislodge drug cartels,” he said.
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