29th June, 2014
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday said it arrested 104 suspects involved in various drug related offenses in Taraba between January and June.
Yusuf Kwajafa, agency commandant in Taraba, told newsmen in Jalingo that the suspects were arrested with assorted illicit drugs at various locations across the state.
Kwajafa disclosed that a total of 1031.1kg of cannabis saliva and 55.8kg of psychotropic substances were seized during the period.
“The figures would have been higher if not for the logistic problem.
“Lack of facilities for counseling and lack of office accommodation were some of the factors militating against effective performance of the agency in the state.”
Kwajafa appealed to relevant authorities to assist the command with a rehabilitation center.
He said that such centre would save parents of convicted drug addict the cost and risk of travelling to Yola in Adamawa State to visit their children and wards.
He said that the command had in the last one year organised anti-drug abuse enlightenment campaigns for members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state.
Kwajafa said that the agency was working hard to ensure that its officers were secured in the course of discharging their duties.
He appealed to community leaders to always assist the agency with useful information that would check drug trade in the state.