The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has seized 13,125 kilogrammes of drug substances and arrested 793 suspects in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The NDLEA Commander of the FCT, Kabir Tsakuwa, stated this at a pre-event press briefing on grassroots sensitisation and awareness campaign on the dangers of illicit drugs in Abuja on Tuesday.
Tsakuwa said that 2022 was a fruitful year for the command, adding that records of arrests, seizures and convictions were impressive.
He added that the agency’s counselling and rehabilitation programmes also yielded positive results in the territory.
According to him, a total of 793 suspects comprising 768 males and 29 females were arrested, and 167 convictions comprised 161 males and six females.
He said, “13,125 kilogrammes of different drug substances were seized and the breakdown of the seized drugs is 12,660.3 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa.
“Others include 21.957 kilogrammes of cocaine, 0.008 kilogrammes of Heroine and 443.693 kilogrammes of different psychotropic
substances, 78 persons comprising 74 males and four females with drug use problems were successfully counselled and rehabilitated within the same period”.