Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended a married pregnant woman and other person with 56 blocks of cannabis in Potiskum, Yobe state.
Femi Babafemi, Director Media and Advocacy of the NDLEA, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Sunday.
According to Babafemi, the two suspects were arrested following a recent raid conducted by operatives of the anti-narcotic agency in Potiskum town.
He also revealed that 48 kilograms of cannabis was intercepted by operatives of the agency in Buni-Yadi, Gujab local government area.
In Yobe, while operatives intercepted 48kgs of cannabis in Buni Yadi, they also raided a location in Potiskum where they recovered 56 blocks (31kgs) from two suspects: Mohammed Mamuda and a married pregnant woman, Hauwa Haruna”, he disclosed.
NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy further explained that the arrested pregnant woman in Yobe state was among 28 persons apprehended with 9,437.6 kilograms of cannabis and 138,053 tablets of pharmaceutical opioids among others by operatives of NDLEA during recent interdiction operations across the federation.
While commending the officers and men of the anti-narcotics Agency across the country for their efforts at drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction, its Chairman Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), charged them not to rest on their oars.