The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA Plateau State Command says it has arrested 42 persons and drugs recovered 247.432kg of Indian hemp and other psychotropic substances.
The arrest is being carried out on a raid to Congo Russia and other notorious neighborhood in Jos, North Central Nigeria between Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said on Wednesday.
In a telephone conversation, the Commander said the operation, which commenced on Tuesday has been ongoing for two days now, with the desire to clean up black spots and drug centres within the metropolis most especially now that sallah festivities is along the corner.
The agency’s commander, Ibrahim Ibraji who spoke with our correspondent promised that they will continue to gather intelligence reports and conduct raids on criminal hideouts. “We are prepared to clean-up the state, I have sent my troops to Congo Russia and other drug joints to be dislodged, which will continue for two days.
He urged stakeholders to support the NDLEA in the eradication of illegal drugs in our society. As according to him, “illicit drugs induce crime and aggravate insecurity,” he said.
“I also urge other stakeholders to partner with the agency in making the state drug-free,” he said.
He said a total of 17 suspected drug traffickers were apprehended during the operation, while a total of 127.5kg of Indian hemp and other psychotropic substances were recovered.
Our correspondent reports that barely four months after the new Commander and of the NDLEA in Plateau state Ibrahim Abraji, traffickers now trade with cautions, owing to intermittent operations being carried out by officers and men of the Agency.
According to the Commander, he was still tightening up the details of latest arrest so that those wrongly picked would be set free.