Officials of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Bauchi State, have arrested a serving councillor (names withheld) representing Kwankiyal ward of Darazo Local Government Area of the state, for drug trafficking.
Mr. Julius Parah, the state Commander of the agency, said, weekend, while parading the suspects before newsmen at the agency’s headquarters in Bauchi, that he was arrested on June 6, at Kwankiyal in Darazo council along with his collaborators (names withheld) with 29 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Indian Hemp.
Parah noted that the agency had been achieving results in its fight against drug trafficking and abuse in the state, adding that in the month of May, the command arrested 34 suspects with a total of 15.055 kilogrammes of hemp and Psychotropic substances.
He said 22 of them had been charged to court while others were referred for counseling.
He said: “One Bukhari Samaila, 25, was arrested on March 13, at Katagatar, Warji Local Government Area with Cannabis Sativa weighing 350 grammes and was sentenced to six years or an option of fine of N100,000 on first count charge, and another 10 years or an option of fine of N150,000 on the second count of the charge.”