12 suspected drug traffickers nabbed in 3 months in Niger – NDLEA




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By Aminu Garko


Minna – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, says it has arrested 12 drug traffickers, with substances to be cannabis sativa and pentazocine injections in the last three months.
The acting Commander the agency in the , Mr Isaac Aloye, disclosed this to the News Agency (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday.


He said the arrests were made in the parts the .
Aloye listed the drugs allegedly found with the suspects to include cannabis sativa, weighing 1,381.5kg, codeine (crack) 29 pinches (0.014kg), 401 bottles of cough syrup with codeine, 10,200 ampoules of pentazocine injections and a wrap of methamphetamine, which weighed 0.001kg.
“The quantity and of the various drugs seized during the period in Niger is of great concern.


“The agency is worried drug traffickers now waybill the drugs to physically distance themselves the drugs upon interception.
“It takes a great deal to trace and the recipients and senders of the drugs,” the commander said.
He said the agency would not relent in frustrating the activities of drug peddlers in the state and the at large.
Aloye added that the agency also arrested a bandit with a locally-made pistol and three live cartridges, stressing that he had been handed to the police.

(NAN)