The FCT command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it seized over 2,000kg of cannabis sativa, cocaine, and other illicit drugs in October.

Its Commander Chinyere Obijuru made the disclosure Tuesday in a media chat.

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She noted that the seizures were made due to the agency’s revived fight against drug trafficking in and around the FCT.

“The NDLEA under the leadership of Col. Mustapha Abdallah (retd) remains committed to its mandate of eradicating drug-related crimes in the nation,’’ she said.

Drugs seized at Abaji

The command’s Public Relations Officer Peter Adegbe told reporters that most of the recovered drugs were seized at Abaji.

He revealed that the agency seized 1,799kg of cannabis sativa concealed in a compartment of a truck on October 27 at Abaji.

According to him, the truck, headed for Yola from Edo, was intercepted in the FCT by the agency.

The spokesperson said the agency equally arrested two men, each with 49kg of cannabis sativa on the same route while trying to smuggle the banned drug into the FCT.

He said collaboration of the NDLEA with other agencies had begun to yield fruits, with the Nigerian Army Brigade of Guards intercepting a Toyota Corolla Vehicle with 16 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 156.5kg on October 31.

Adegbe added that the agency also seized cartons and bottles of cough syrups with codeine and tramadol during raids in October.