NDLEA destroys tonnes of hard drugs worth N2bn
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Akwa Ibom State Command, has destroyed 2.768 tonnes of illicit drugs estimated at over N2bn in the state.
THECONSCIENCEng reports that this comes as the State Government lauded the anti-narcotic agency and pledged to support its efforts towards the attainment of zero case profile in drug-related offences in the state and Nigeria at large
This is according to a statement on Thursday by the press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Ekikere Umoh, after the NDLEA’s chairman, Brig. General Mohammed Marwa, (retd), paid a courtesy visit to the deputy governor, Moses Ekpo, at Government House, Uyo.
Marwa who was represented by the agency’s Secretary, Barr. Shedrach Haruna, listed the destroyed drugs to include cannabis sativa, cocaine, heroin and other psychotropic substances.
He said the drugs were seized between 2014 and September 2021, adding that the destruction was in line with the agency’s Act which mandates it to take measures for the destruction of seized narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
While reassuring that the agency will not rest on its oars to rid the country of the menace of hard drugs, the chairman stated that NDLEA is not only” involved in arrest and prosecution of drug offenders, but also tackling the scourge through aggressive drug awareness and sensitzation programmes for vulnerable youths and other groups”.
Marwa disclosed that the NDLEA recently launched a 24/7 toll-free call centre for members of the public who may need help on drug-related matters.