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NDLEA seizes drugs, arrests 185 suspects in Bayelsa

NDLEA seizes drugs, arrests 185 suspects in Bayelsa METRO1 11

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it arrested 185 suspects and seized 247.5 kilogrammes of different illegal drugs and psychotropic substances in Bayelsa State in 2014.

State Commander, NDLEA, Mr. Frank Hanachor, also said the agency secured 25 convictions last year.

Hanachor made this known on Saturday at the agency’s command at Okutukutu, Yenagoa, while parading six suspected drug dealers, including a 53-year-old woman, that were arrested recently in some parts of the state.

He said, “The names of the suspects are Sinorobo John, Erikefe Oparafe, Benedict Uju, Ebi Famoh, Odju Benjamin and Onyebuchi Nwanze.”

Hanachor said 53-year-old John was arrested while in possession of 20.9 kilogrammes of cannabis, while Oparafe and Uju were arrested with 58kg and 10.3kg of the same illicit drugs respectively.

He said Nwanze was arrested with 1.4grammes of substances suspected to be cocaine, while Famoh and Benjamin were apprehended with 28.3kg of cannabis.

Hanachor said John was arrested in the Opokuma/Kolokuma area of the state, while Erikefe was arrested on East West Road.

He said, “The suspects will be taken to court as soon as judiciary workers call off their strike.”

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