Akwa Ibom: NDLEA destroys Illegal drugs worth N2bn

Akwa Ibom: NDLEA destroys Illegal drugs worth N2bn

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According to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency – NDLEA, it has recovered and destroyed illegal substances (drugs) worth N2 billion in Akwa Ibom between 2014 and September 2021.Akwa Ibom: NDLEA destroys Illegal drugs worth N2bn

This was said by the NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, who was represented by the Agency’s Secretary – Mr Shedrach Haruna in Uyo on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Moses Ekpo, the state’s deputy governor.

Marwa said that 2.768 tonnes of drugs were intercepted altogether during the time frame, including Cannabis sativa, cocaine, heroin, and other psychoactive substances.

He declared that the organization will keep using all legal means at its disposal to rid the nation of the threat posed by hard narcotics.

According to Marwa, the NDLEA also participated in vigorous drug awareness and sensitization campaigns that targeted at-risk youngsters and other groups.

The agency recently opened a 24/7 toll-free phone center, according to the chairman, for members of the public who might require assistance with drug-related issues.

He said that as part of its advocacy efforts to combat the national problem of drug usage and trafficking, the agency has been creating Drug-Free Clubs in schools.

Marwa praised the cooperation and steadfastness of the Federal, State, and other partners in their efforts to eradicate illicit substances from Nigeria.

He asked the state government for land so he could build NDLEA barracks in Uyo.

 

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