Sylvia Egwunwoke, Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command has announced that the command arrested one suspect with 1,072 kg of substances suspected to be marijuana on Saturday in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state, NAN reports.
Egwunwoke said the 56-year-old suspect from Bangi village in Mariga LGA, had just concluded a one-year jail term over the similar offence.
She further said the suspect was arrested following intelligence report disclosing that he was transporting Indian hemp to Sokoto State.
"The suspect was arrested by the command last year along Kontagora with 64kg of Indian hemp and was convicted by a court and served a one-year jail term.
"The command will, however, not relent in curbing the activities of drug peddlers in the state and the nation at large," she added.
She also urged the public to report suspicious activities in the area to relevant security agencies.
“We have since reached out to traditional and religious leaders to mobilize residents to give relevant information on those in the illegal business in their midst,” she said.