NDLEA Arrests 25 Ladies For Drugs In Edo State

No fewer than 25 women have been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Edo State for dealing in drugs. The arrested women were among 86 people apprehended for the same offence in the state, including a Malian national.

Buba Wakawa, the state commander of NDLEA said the arrests took place between July and September this year. The agency said 2,930 kg of hard drugs were seized and 46.8 hectares of marijuana farms destroyed.

The farms were estimated to be producing 217,414 kg of cannabis.

According to him, a breakdown of the seized drugs are: cannabis (2,929.6 kg), Tramadol (159 grm), Swino (4 grm), Vegha (26 grs), Codeine (29 grm) and Heroin (20 grm).

Wakawa said NDLEA recorded a breakthrough with the prosecution of one Obiora Nkemokonam. He was reportedly sentenced for possessing 20 kg of cannabis.