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General News of Monday, 6 February 2023


NDLEA seizes 10.8kg illicit drugs in Lagos, arrests 88 offenders

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seized 10.8kg of illicit drugs and arrested 88 offenders in Lagos State in January.

Its spokesman in Lagos, Musa Mallum, stated on Monday that those arrested were 80 males and eight females.

He added that drug joints raided and dismantled in the state in January were located at Alaba Rago, Lagos Island and Agege areas.

The command secured 11 convictions against offenders who would spend between three years and five years behind bars.

“Among assets forfeited by the offenders were a truck and N1.9 million,” he stated.

Mallum quoted the NDLEA commander in Lagos State, Umaru Adoro, as saying that the agency will sanction offenders.

The commander also warned drug peddlers to desist from the business as it impacts negatively on youths and on the larger society.