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NDLEA arrests LG councillor for drug trafficking

| June 14, 2012 More

Arrested 34 suspects and confiscated 15kg of Indian Hemp in May

The Bauchi State officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), on Sunday arrested a councillor (name withheld) representing Kwankiyal ward of Darazo Local Government Area of the state, for drug trafficking.

The state Commander of the NDLEA, Julius Parah, while parading suspects at the agency’s headquarters in Bauchi, said the councillor and his partner were apprehended on June 6, with 29 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Indian Hemp.

Parah said the agency was clamping down on drug dealers, noting that they had been achieving results in the fight against illicit drug business and abuse in the state.

He said the agency arrested 34 suspects and confiscated a total of 15.055kg of Indian Hemp and psychotropic sustances in the month of May. He said 22 of them had been charged to court while others were referred for counselling.

“One Bukhari Samaila, 25, was arrested on March 13, at Katagatar, Warji Local Government Area with Cannabis Sativa weighing 350 grammes and was sentenced to six years or an option of fine of N100,000 on the first count charge, and another 10 years or an option of fine of N150,000 on the second count of the charge,” he said.

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