The FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday in Abuja described the increasing activities of drug peddlers in the FCT as worrisome.
Mohammed condemned the activities of the peddlers during the parade of suspects by the FCT Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Represented by the FCT Director of Security Services, Mohammed Bashir, the minister said that dealers in cannabis had continued to transport drugs into the FCT, in spite of efforts to stop them.
He, however, said that the activities of the criminals would not deter the administration from riding the FCT of illicit drugs.
"It is quite unfortunate that this month has recorded a large amount of drug seizure, despite efforts by the administration to rehabilitate drug users in the territory," he said.
The minister, who commended the achievements of the command, pledged his administration's continued support to its activities.
The Commandant of the NDLEA in the FCT, Mr Dennis Obiefule, said a total of 4,106.2 kilogramme of cannabis was intercepted between Jan. 10 and Jan. 15.
He said the command arrested three suspects conveying 75 bags of cannabis weighing 700.4 kg from Epele, Delta to Kaduna in a truck with registration number LSD 148 XC on Jan. 10.
Obiefule said another 74 bags of cannabis were also intercepted from three suspects on Jan. 14 in a truck with Lagos registration number KRD 907 AJ from Buolonduro, Akure to Kaduna.
The commandant said that another 95 bags of cannabis, weighing 1,024.6 kg, abandoned by its transporters on Jan. 12 were also recovered by the command.
He said further that one suspect was arrested on Jan. 15 conveying 1,542 Kg of cannabis in a truck with Edo Reg. no USL 21 XB from Uromi in Edo to Maiduguri.
The commandant, however, said that the agency would not relent in its efforts to rid the FCT of illicit drugs.
"The seizure is worrisome, the drugs are not used for production neither does it serve any medical purpose.