The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it seized a total of 358.715 kilogrammes of cannabis, popularly known as India Hemp, in Enugu State in 2015.
The State Commander, Mr Anthony Ohanyere, said on Thursday, that the command arrested 99 suspects within the period.
Ohanyere said the command also fully rehabilitated and counselled 16 drug paddlers, who were re-integrated with their families.
He noted that the agency’s fight against drug abuse and peddling had led to the reduction of crime in Enugu state and made it “one of the most secured states in the country.”
“There is a reduction in the number of seizures and arrests made last year (2015), compared with 2014.
“We had 358.715 kilogrammes of cannabis and 99 arrests in 2015, as against 1,009.797 kilogrammes and 174 arrests in 2014.
“This shows enormous work in terms of campaign, outreaches and partnership the command had done to achieve this reduction in the overall scale in 2015,” he said.
The commander said that the agency had opened six area offices so that its activities would be felt in the hinterlands and the very rural communities.