Eight women are among 166 persons arrested for drug trafficking in Adamawa State by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Head of the agency in the state, Mohammed Bello, made the disclosure to journalists in Yola, the capital, on Monday.

He said that the 166 suspects were apprehended and 619.081kg of illicit drugs were seized in different parts of the state as at May.

He said, “We started by sanitising the abattoir and we are making efforts to sanitize other places. 

"The next place we visited was the Jambutu Motor Park.
"We’ve been making pockets of arrests at the entrance of the park but we were just taking our time to know where the drugs are being kept. 

"On the 14th of May, we arrested one Abba Aliyu Bello at the park with 220kg of cannabis sativa and other illicit drugs."

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