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215 arrested for drugs in Bayelsa

15:37 Dec 31 2016 Bayelsa, Nigeria

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Bayelsa says it arrested 215 suspected drug traffickers in 2016, and seized 219.9 kilos of illicit drugs.

A statement signed by Osakwe Ikenna, Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs, in Yenagoa on Friday, said among those arrested, 164 were male while 51 were female, adding that the agency secured 19 convictions, rehabilitated 149 drug dependence people.
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