NDLEA nabs 192 suspected drug traffickers, seizes 113.414 kgs of cannabis sativa in Ebonyi


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ebonyi Command on Tuesday, said it arrested no fewer than 192 suspects in connection with drug trafficking in Ebonyi between January and September, 2022.

Mr Iyke Uche, NDLEA Commander in the state, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abakaliki..

Uche noted that the command also made seizure of 113.414 kilograms of cannabis sativa known as “Igbo” in the period reviewed.

“The seizures were made by our personnel in different location across communities in the state. The seized Methamphetamine, popularly known as “Mkpurummiri” amounted to 0.0621kgs.

“There is no prevalence drug business here in Ebonyi but there are consumers. We counselled a total of 92 drug users in the state in the period under review.

“Ebonyi is a crime prone state like the issue gunmen attack and other criminalities. Most crimes are usually take place with the intake of drugs. Of course, there are drug enhanced violence crimes.

“So, we will intensity efforts on sensitisations. We are going to strengthen campaigns in schools in order nip drug abuses in the bud in the state,” the Commander said.

Uche reiterated the state’s Agency commitment to work in tune with the vision of the NDLEA against drug abuse and trafficking.

The Commander sought media support for more sensitisations campaign in the state in order in curtailing the manace of illicit substances in the state.

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