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148 arrested in Benue State over illicit drugs

Written By Idoma Television on Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 11:07:00 PM

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Benue State has nabbed a total of 148 suspects in connection with illicit drugs.
 State Commander of NDLEA, Florence Ezeonye, during a press conference held in Makurdi, as part of activities to mark the 2015 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking,  said Indian hemp seized weighed 1, 223. 329kg while 48.2kg of psychotropic substances were seized.
She said the agency secured 61 convicts out of which 57 are male suspects.
Ezeonye added that the command has infused drug abuse education in subjects taught in senior secondary schools.

“We equally have sustainable public enlightenment programmes for different target groups including market and women, youths, roads transport workers, artisans among others. We also call on the Benue State government to assist in establishing a standard rehabilitation centre,” she said.
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