Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has restated its commitment to drug war in Anambra state.
State commander of the agency, Mr. Mohammed Idris, made the position of the organization known to journalists yesterday at the agency’s headquarters in Awka while presenting an account of their operations in the last two months.
Idris stated that 42 males and three females were arrested by the agency. A total weight of illicit drugs was seized.
According to him, cannabis sativa of 224.1521kg weight, cocaine of 0.0464kg, heroine of about 0.0046 were all confiscated by the NDLEA.
Furthermore, the state commander mentioned psychotropic substances as other drugs being abused indiscriminately. He said the agency confiscated crystalline meth worth 0.0052 kg, broncleer with codeine of 320.0000kg, tramadol 2.180 kg and rapnol of about 1.540kg.
He said the agency made one conviction in January this year but increased the convictions to four in February.
Idris however acknowledged the fact that the collaboration with the state government especially with the provision of some logistic support had greatly enhanced their operations and successes recorded.
Though the state commander observed that there was low patronage of drugs in the last two months in Anambra state due to their intensified operational activities, he said that methaphetamine was the world’s most dangerous drug and that the agency was equally building capacity to get more intelligence on the producers and clampdown on them wherever they might be within the scope of its operations.