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NDLEA arrests cobbler over trafficking of 600g cannabis

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Wednesday, filed one-count charge of alleged trafficking in 600g of cannabis in a Federal High Court Lagos.

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In the charge sheet filed by Jeremiah Aernan, the anti drug agency alleged that the suspect committed the offence on Feb. 13.

Mr Aernan alleged that the suspect was arrested in Ijegun Market in the Alimosho area Lagos, while selling the banned substance.

According to prosecution, Hemp is a banned narcotic similar to Heroine and other restricted hard drugs which are all listed in the NDLEA schedule as being prohibited.

The offence, contravened the provisions of Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation 2004.

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The Act provides a penalty of life imprisonment if convicted on the offence.

No date has been fixed for arraignment of the suspect.


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