NDLEA says Anambra records reduction in illicit drugs demand
BY Sunny A. David
The Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says there is a reduction in demand for Illicit drugs in Anambra in the month of January and February 2020.
The State Commander of the Agency , Mr. Mohammed Idris made this revelation while intimating journalists on the seizures made by the agency in the months under review during a press conference in his office, Awka.
He explained that this is as result of the increases in surveillance and intelligence applied by officers and men of the agency to intercept illicit and controlled drugs that are trafficked through the state.
Mr. Idris revealed that in the months of January and February, the Agency had seized and intercepted hard drugs of different types that weigh over five hundred and forty one kilogrammes, a figure that surpasses the total seizures made by the agency in the 2019 calendar year.
The NDLEA boss said that the success recorded by the agency is due to the change in strategy adopted by his leadership to nip drug trafficking in the bud in the State and the continued support of the Willie Obiano administration to the fight.
He further revealed that Agency has secured five convictions in the two months under review and has begun the prosecutions of thirteen person for various drug crimes while twenty three persons who abuse drugs are currently undergoing rehabilitation through the agency.
Among the illicit drugs seized by the agency include three hundred and twenty kilogrammes of cough syrup with codeine which have been banned in the country and Tramadol capsules that ranges upto 220 miligrammes.
Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has announced a reduction in demand for illicit drugs in Anambra State in the month of January and February 2020.
The State Commander of the Agency, Mr. Mohammed Idris made this revelation while intimating journalists on the seizures made by the
Agency in the months under review during a press conference in his office, Awka.
Mr. Idris attributed it to the increases in surveillance and intelligence applied by officers and men of the agency to intercept illicit and controlled drugs that are trafficked through the State.
He revealed that in the months of January and February, the agency had seized and intercepted hard drugs of different types that weigh over five hundred and forty-one kilogramms, a figure that surpasses the total seizures made by the agency in the 2019 calendar year.
The NDLEA boss said that the success recorded by the agency is due to the change in strategy adopted by his leadership to nip drug trafficking in the bud and the continued support of the Willie Obiano administration to the fight.
He further revealed that the agency has secured five convictions in the two months under review and has begun the prosecutions of thirteen
persons for various drug crimes while twenty-three persons, who abuse drugs, are currently undergoing rehabilitation through the agency.
Our correspondent, reports that amongst the illicit drugs seized by the agency include three hundred and twenty kilograms of cough syrup with codeine which has been banned in the country and Tramadol capsules that ranges up to two hundred and twenty milligrams.