No fewer than 135 Indian hemp sellers have been arrested by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Delta State command.
The suspects were caught on Monday with 160 bags of Indian hemp.
Mr. Frank Hannachor, the state commander of the agency, confirmed that operatives of the agency acted on a tip-off in Obiaruku and Kwale community where Indian hemp smoking and cultivation have been beehive of activities in the past three years and arrested the suspects, adding that the suspects were handed over to the police for prosecution.
Noting that hard drugs including Indian hemp were against the laws, the NDLEA boss disclosed that the state command in the past six months has recorded arrests of those involved in the use of hard drugs including Indian hemp, adding that the command will not relent in its efforts to make the state under his leadership free of illicit drugs.
“We have recorded tremendous arrests of drugs users, especially when our men were on routine patrol along Asaba – Benin Express Way, around Issele-Azagba, in Obiaruku, Kwale, Umutu, and some part of Asaba,” he said.
“Indian hemp business thrives, but we will not allow such under my leadership, we believe we can eradicate the ills.”
Hannachor warned that NDLEA will deal with those who refused to eschew the use of hard drugs.