The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA says it apprehended sixty five suspected drug traffickers and seized over four thousand five hundred kilograms of drugs.
The State Agency’s Commander, Buba Wakawa said in Benin that the arrests and seizures were made between July and September 2019.
He added that those arrested included thirty nine males and twenty six females.
Wakawa explained that substance suspected to be Cannabis with a total weight of four thousand five hundred kilograms accounted for the bulk of the seizures while one kilogram of psychotropic substance was also seized.
The Commander said that within the period under review, the command discovered and destroyed eleven farmlands measuring five hectares on which cannabis sativa was being cultivated.