The Akwa Ibom command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it arrested 72 offenders for drug related offences within the third quarter of 2013 in the state.
A breakdown of the figure showed that 60 of the suspects are men, while 12 are women.
This is contained in the command’s third quarter performance report signed by its press officer, Mr Akintayo Toyin, and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Thursday.
The command stated that it had seized 136 kg of cannabis sativa, 16.7 grammes of cocaine, 54.6 grammes of heroin, 24 litres of combine, four sachets (480mg) of tramadol and one tablet diaze-pharm (psychotropic substance).
The agency stated that within the same period, an unrepentant drug baron (named withheld) was also arrested on Sept. 13.
It said the baron was arrested with some whitish and brownish substances suspected to be cocaine and heroin weighing 13.1 and 53.6 grammes respectively.
The report stated that upon transfer to the agency’s head office at Nwaniba road in Uyo, one of the suspects confessed that the baron owned the drugs.
It said investigation had been concluded and that the suspects would be charged to court.
The agency recalled that the baron and her sister were previously arrested with hard drugs and arraigned at an Uyo High Court on July 27, 2007.
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