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NDLEA Arrests 45 Suspected Drug Peddlers In Anambra State

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Seizes large kilogrammes of drugs

By Pamela Henry-Igwe, ATM Guest Writer

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Anambra State Command says it arrested forty-five suspects for various drug offenses between January and February this year. The Commander of the Agency in the state, Mr. Mohammed Idris, made this known during a media briefing in Awka.  Mr. Idris explained that out of the forty-five persons arrested forty-two were males, while three were females.

According  to him, the Agency had also seized several kilogrammes of hard drugs from suspects and secured the conviction of five persons within the period under review.  The NDLEA boss gave a breakdown of the seized substances as: cannabis sativa 224.1521kg, cocaine 0.0464kg, crystalline meth 0.0052kg, heroin 0.0046kg, tramadol 2.180kg, codeine syrup 320.0000kg, and rophenol (known as the date rape drug) 1.540kg.

Mr. Idris said the command also had 149 pending cases at the Federal High Court, Awka and the Court of Appeal Enugu Division. He hinted that 23 persons were undergoing various stages of counseling at the Onitsha Area Command of the Agency.

Mr. Mohammed Idris applauded Governor Willie Obiano for his assistance to the command in the fight against drug trafficking in the area. The NDLEA Commander warned those involved in illicit drug activities to desist from such or face the full weight of the law.

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