The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has disclosed that its has apprehended two fake security agents with 25 blocks of cannabis sativa and 1,598 bottles of codeine syrup in Yobe State.
In a statement disclosed on Sunday by Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy of the agency revealed that two suspects, Akalonu Justin and Azimbi Festus, were arrested while coming from Onitsha and heading to Maiduguri, Borno State.
“In Yobe State, two fake security agents: Akalonu Justin and Azimbi Festus who were coming from Onitsha and heading to Maiduguri, Borno state have been arrested with 25 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 12.5kg and 1, 598 bottles of codeine syrup weighing 159.8 liters”, it said.
In the statement, the anti-narcotics Agency also disclosed that 85kg of cannabis sativa was also recovered from the warehouse of a notorious drug dealer in Pawari area of Damaturu, the state capital last Thursday.
While commending the officers and men of the Yobe State Command as well as other commands across the country for their impressive seizures and arrests of suspects in the past week, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd), chairman of the agency, charged them to stay focused and intensify efforts to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs and substances.