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NDLEA seizes 619.08kg of illicit drugs in Adamawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA ) in Adamawa, has announced the seizure of 619.08kg of psychotropics and other illicit drugs between January and May 2020.
Mohammed Idris, NDLEAโ€™s Commander in Adamawa, said at a press briefing in Yola on Monday that the breakthrough followed the agencyโ€™s synergy with other security outfits.

He said that the command also arrested 166 drug suspects during the period under review, saying, โ€œ158 of them were male while eight were femaleโ€.
According to him, the NDLEA had been w orking in partnership with Operation Farauta, a Joint Security task Force in the state.

Idris also stated that the agency had renewed its vigour and strategies towards tackling drug challenges in all parts of the state.

โ€œI told you earlier this year that we would employ a new strategy to tackle the drug challenges in the state; our searchlights have been on the various drug black spots,โ€ he said.

The commander said that the agency had strategically tackled illegal drug activities in abattoirs and motor parks across the state.
โ€œWith our new strategies and cordial working relationship with other sister security operatives, a total of 619.08kg of illicit drugs and substances were seized between January and May,โ€ he said.

He said the agency equally seized abandoned drugs in Jambutu Central Motor Park Jimeta, Fufore, Gombi and Mubi.

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