Nigeria’s anti-drug police on Thursday confirmed 21 suspected suppliers of hard drugs to terror group Boko Haram have been nabbed in a sting operation.
The suspects were arrested recently in Jalingo, the capital city of the northeastern state of Taraba, John Achema, the spokesman for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, told reporters in Abuja.
Nine of them had already confessed to the crime and had been charged to court in Jalingo. Others are still under investigation, Achema said.
According to him, the Boko Haram associates were making arrangements for the supply of drugs to their camps when the anti-narcotics police swooped in and “busted the covert channel through which they make the supply to the terrorists.”
A total of 229.6 kg of hard drugs and other psychotropic substances were recovered during the operation, he said.
Also recovered by the anti-drugs police were 239.9 kg of cannabis sativa, 59.7kg psychotropic substances and 274 bottles of codeine syrup, he added. Enditem