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LAGOS—The Lagos State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday disclosed that it had made a seizure of 9482.92kg of various types of illicit drugs from sixty-two dealers in the first half of the year
LAGOS—The Lagos State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday disclosed that it had made a seizure of 9482.92kg of various types of illicit drugs from sixty-two dealers in the first half of the year .
The seizure which it noted as the highest since the establishment o f the command, doubled those made in years 2003 and 2004 put together.
The command boss, Mr Abiodun Adesola who made the disclosure at a press conference to flag off programmes for Drug free day in Lagos State, described the feat as a tremendous assault on the psyche of drug dealers.
A break down of the seizure according to Adesola revealed that 394kg were seized from eight suspects in January; 158kg were seized from 12 dealers in February while the largest seizure was made in March with the recovery of 7015.95kg seized from ten suspects among who was a lunatic.
A seizure of 447.85kg of substance suspected to be heroine was made in the month of April with the arrest of nine persons, 1033.92kg of same substance was seized from seven dealers in the month May and 433.3seizure was made with the arrested of sixteen persons in June.
The command boss also revealed that a total number of 123 drug dealers were arrested in year 2003 with the seizure of 1860.5 kiligrames of hard drugs while 186 dealers were arrested in the course of various operations carried out across the nooks and crannies of the state with the seizure 4935.6kg of suspected marijuana in year 2004.
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