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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday said it arrested 977 suspected illicit drug dealers in Adamawa, Taraba and Gombe states last year.
Exactly 457 were arrested in Adamawa, 290 in Taraba and 230 in Gombe.
The three states fall within Zone B of the agency, with headquarters in Yola, the Adamawa capital.
Commander of the Zone, Idris Bello, at a briefing, said 365 were being prosecuted while 374 were being counselled or rehabilitated.
The zone seized 1,808 kg of cannabis and 949 kg of psychotropic substances.
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