NDLEA arrests 3 with 2,410KG illicit drugs in Edo

By; Nafeesah Bello, Benin. The Edo command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested three suspects in connection with illicit drug trafficking in the state. The state Commander of the agency, Buba Wakawa, disclosed this in an interview on Monday with our correspondent in Benin City. Wakawa disclosed that the suspects who were arrested in May, include one male and two females, adding that among the females was a pregnant woman. The Commander also disclosed that 2,410 Kilogrammes of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa was seized…

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Zambia anti-drug agency arrests 6 people over money laundering

Zambia’s anti-drug agency on Friday announced the arrest of six people, including three foreign nationals over money laundering activities. The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit, said it arrested the six for money laundering activities. The offences were alleged to have been committed between January 1, 2020, and July 4, 2020, according to spokesperson Theresa Katongo. She said in a statement that the accused people were also found in possession of two key USB loggers, one USB flash disk, and one laptop containing software primarily designed…

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VOTERS IN SEVERAL U.S. STATES BACK DRUG LEGALISATION IN REFERENDUMS

Voters in several U.S. states backed measures to decriminalise marijuana and some psychedelic drugs in referendums. According to the board of elections, with ballots still being counted in the nation’s capital, Washington, 77 per cent of voters are saying yes to effectively decriminalising a range of psychedelic plants and mushrooms. The ballot initiative would lower the priority for the enforcement of laws against the non-commercial possession, distribution and cultivation of such hallucinogenic substances, and ask prosecutors to drop cases related to those activities. Arizona, New Jersey, Montana and South Dakota…

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Hoodlums loot Kogi medical store, destroy equipment

Hoodlums have invaded Kogi Central Medical Store, looted and vandalised medical equipment and consumables worth billions of Naira. Dr Saka Audu, the State Commissioner for Health, disclosed this at a press conference on Wednesday, after he led a team from the ministry and the media to inspect the burgled medical store located along Zone 8, Lokoja. Audu expressed shock over the unfortunate development, saying it would be very difficult for the state to recover from it. He said that the state did not have the capacity to recover what had…

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