NDLEA files drug trafficking charge against 25-year-old

The National Drug Law Enforcement (NDLEA) on Monday, filed a -count charge drug trafficking, against a 25-year-old man, Joshua Benson, in a Federal High Court in Lagos.

According to the charge signed by the prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, the defendant committed the offence on June 28..

The NDLEA alleged that Benson was arrested in Ajah area Lagos, with 45 bags Cannabis Sativa, which he unlawfully trafficked.

Hemp is listed in the schedule the NDLEA as a restricted narcotics similar to Cocaine and Heroine.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of  Section 11() of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the 2004.

The Act provides for a of life imprisonment if found guilty.

No date been fixed for arraignment of Benson. (NAN)