The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) Adamawa Command, on Wednesday confirmed the seizure of 1,031.491 Kg of illicit drugs and arrest of 219 persons.
Mr Yakubu Kibo, state Commander of the agency, disclosed this at a news briefing to commemorate the 2019 United Nations International Day Against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Yola.
Kibo said that the seizure and arrest were made from July 26, 2018 to July 26, 2019.
“Between the periods under review the Command seized a total of 1,031.491 Kg of assorted illicit drugs and arrested 219 persons for dealing, possessing and using illicit drugs.
“The Command prosecuted and secured the convictions of 36 persons within the period under review while many cases are still being prosecuted at the Federal High Court, Yola,’’Kibo said.
He said command had rehabilitated no fewer than 136 drug users mostly youths across the state.