…. Convicted 37 persons
By Pamela Henry- Igwe, Guest Writer Awka Times Magazine
The Anambra state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested two hundred and forty nine suspect drug peddlers in 2019.
The state Commander of the Agency, Mr Misbahu Idris, made the disclosure while presenting the operational scorecard of the command for 2019 in Awka.
Mr Idris disclosed that the Agency had thirty seven persons convicted and one hundred and twenty four pending cases in the Federal High Court, Awka and Appeal Court, Enugu Division.
He added that the suspects were caught with 426.6 kg of various narcotic drugs. A breakdown of the drugs, according to him, were substance suspected to be cannabis sativa weighing 357 kg, heroin weighing 0.063 kg, 0.00223 kg of cocaine, and crystalline meth weighing 69.031 kg.
Mr Idris said illegal drug activities in the state had reduced following control measures put in place in collaboration with the Anambra State Government.
The NDLEA boss warned those involved in illicit drug activities to desist from it or face the full weight of the law.