Bayelsa State Command of the The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, has arrested 89 suspects in connection with drug trafficking narcotics abuse and drug-related activities in the state.
Mr. Osakwe Ikenna, The command’s spokesman, pointed out in a statement that the arrests and seizures were recorded during the first quarter of 2018.
Punch reports that he revealed that the command has recorded a total seizure of 73.779 kilogrammes of different classes of illicit drugs in the state.
He added that a total number of suspects arrested, a breakdown showed that 68 were males, while 21 were females.
In the break down of the data of drug exhibits seized, Cannabis Sativa, was recorded as the highest drug of abuse with a total of 62.093kg.
He added that the command was co-opted into a programme to carry out sensitisation by the Director-General, Girl Child Education, Government House to schools in several local government areas of the state.