According to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) it has arrested eight suspects and recovered 282.243 kilogrames of cannabis sativa while raiding some drug spots in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
FCT Commander of NDLEA Lawan Hamisu disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that five of the suspects were found with exhibits, adding that three others were apprehended at the scene of crime.
“On Feb. 3, 2021, we set out and revisit Karu Abbattoir, Gwarimpa by 1st Avenue, Dawaki behind News Engineering Baban bola Pantaker Area, Police Sign post by Duste Makaranta and Fo1 Kubwa extension.
“Zubairu Mohammed and Umar Sani were arrested at Dawaki with 2.8 grammes and 100 grammes of cannabis sativa.
“Nura Alhassan was arrested at Karu with 12.3 grammes of cannabis sativa. Manasseh Christopher was arrested at Gwarimpa with 28.3 grammes of cannabis sativa.
“Hamza Adamu was arrested at Duste Makaranta with 253.5 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa. However, Nazeer was found with 19.6 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa recovered at FO1 by Kubwa extension but escaped and the search for him is on,” he said.