The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) command in Edo has arrested 90 suspected drug dealers in the state.
NDLEA commander in the state, Buba Wakawa, said the suspects, made up of 63 males and 27 females, were arrested between July and September.
He said that 7,135.79 kilogrammes of hard drugs made up of cannabis sativa, psychotropic substances and four pinches of methamphetamine were also recovered from them.
“A total number of 15 cannabis sativa farms measuring about 40.03 hectares were also discovered and destroyed within the period.
“The 15 farms would have yielded a staggering 192,163.33 kilogrammes of harvested weeds if not discovered and destroyed,” the state commander said.
Mr Wakawa said that the suspects were charged to court, while 48 drug dependent persons were counseled and reunited with their families.
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