The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), FCT Command, said it seized about 3,091.032kg of suspected illicit drugs with a value of N56.9M and more, between now and January 2023.
Mr Kabir Tsakuwa, Commandant of the agency in Abuja disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday.
Tsakuwa said that the illicit drugs seized included cannabis sativa, cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Tramadol, Rohypnol, Diazepam, Ecstasy, and Megadon.
He also stated that 343 drug suspects were arrested within the period under review, adding that they comprised 328 males and 15 females.
Tsakuwa said that within the period, 188 drug offenders were prosecuted while 126 had been convicted and sentenced to various jail terms.
According to him, out of the 3,091.032kgs of illicit drugs seized between January and now, cannabis sativa accounted for the largest seizure.
Tsakuwa said, “Drugs seized were cannabis sativa 3,022.529kg, cocaine 0.114kg, Methamphetamine 1.25kg, Heroin 0.0021kg.