By Ibrahim Kado
Gombe state command of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said it arrested a total of 11 suspects for dealing in prohibited drugs,weighing 9.3 kg, last month.
Mr Aliyu Adolescent, Commander of the agency in the state in Gombe on Friday that 113 tablets of psychotropic substances were also recovered, adding that the suspects comprised of a female and 10 males.
“Within these 30 days, we were able to arrest 11 suspects, 10 males and one female and removed from circulation, 9.3 kg of cannabis and 113 tablets of psychotropic substances,” he said.
According to him, the psychotropic substances are the major drugs of abuse in the state.
Adole said the agency had resorted to targeting ‘black-sport’in the state and arresting major dealers in an effort to reduce the rate of abuse.
He called on youth to be careful and focus on things that would make them successful in life instead of indulging in drug abuse.
The Commandant also advised them not to allow themselves to be used by selfish politicians.
He also urged the parents, guardians and religious leaders to guide the youth on the right path towards ensuring violence-free elections this year.
“You (parents) need to talk to them to shun this act.
“For religious leaders, do not be tired of talking in the Mosques, Churches and other places.
“Always advise people that are taking drugs to know that it is dangerous to the individual and the society,” he said. (NAN)