Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

35 drug dealers secures conviction: NDLEA Akwa Ibom

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The Akwa Ibom Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says it has secured convictions for 35 out of the 353 drug suspects arrested in the last five months.

The Commander NDLEA Mrs Obot Bassey, disclosed this on Tuesday in Oyo the state capital. Bassey said that the 353 suspects were made up of 307 females and 46 males.

She said that apart from the 35 convictions secured, several cases were still pending and undergoing prosecution at different stages in court.

The commander added that a total of 602.307kg of drug were siezed such as; Cannabis sativa, Cocaine, Heroin and other psychotropic substances.

She pointed out that efforts must be prioritised to create awareness on the devastating consequences of drug abuse and illicit trafficking on youths and the society.

“NDLEA Akwa Ibom command made a lot of arrests and seizures between July and today, we have in our kitty 602.307kg of hard drugs and psychotropic substances. We have also seized counterfeit money of N600, 000 and transferred same to EFCC.

We have also transferred a hundred rounds of live ammunition to the police and arrested a total of 353 suspects consisting of 307 males and 46 females,” she added.

The commander added that apart from arrest and seizures during the period, the command rehabilitated 11 drug addicts to bring them back to normal lives.
She disclosed that a new drug, crystal meth, short form for crystal methamphetamine has been found in the state.

“It is very difficult to rehabilitate, though one could be rehabilitated, but it is hard. It destroys an individual and most of the time, it is difficult for such individual to come back to his original state once addicted,” she said.

She said the command would continue to sensitise youths against drug abuse and trafficking in its front burner.
The command use this avenue to appeal to all Akwa Ibom people and the entire people of Nigeria to be drug free which will help to ensure good health and crime free

The Commander NDLEA Mrs Obot Bassey, disclosed this on Tuesday in Oyo the state capital. Bassey said that the 353 suspects were made up of 307 females and 46 males.

She said that apart from the 35 convictions secured, several cases were still pending and undergoing prosecution at different stages in court.

The commander added that a total of 602.307kg of drug were siezed such as; Cannabis sativa, Cocaine, Heroin and other psychotropic substances.

She pointed out that efforts must be prioritised to create awareness on the devastating consequences of drug abuse and illicit trafficking on youths and the society.

“NDLEA Akwa Ibom command made a lot of arrests and seizures between July and today, we have in our kitty 602.307kg of hard drugs and psychotropic substances. We have also seized counterfeit money of N600, 000 and transferred same to EFCC.

We have also transferred a hundred rounds of live ammunition to the police and arrested a total of 353 suspects consisting of 307 males and 46 females,” she added.

The commander added that apart from arrest and seizures during the period, the command rehabilitated 11 drug addicts to bring them back to normal lives.
She disclosed that a new drug, crystal meth, short form for crystal methamphetamine has been found in the state.

“It is very difficult to rehabilitate, though one could be rehabilitated, but it is hard. It destroys an individual and most of the time, it is difficult for such individual to come back to his original state once addicted,” she said.

She said the command would continue to sensitise youths against drug abuse and trafficking in its front burner.
The command use this avenue to appeal to all Akwa Ibom people and the entire people of Nigeria to be drug free which will help to ensure good health and crime free

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