NDLEA Arrests 98 Drug Suspects, as Court Convicts 37 in Ebonyi
The NDLEA said 37 of the suspects had also been prosecuted and jailed by competent courts, while others were still under investigation.
The state commander of the agency, Mr. Ralph Igwenagu, during a press briefing in Ntezi, Ishielu Local Government Area of the state, said, “Thirty-seven suspects have been successfully convicted and sent to prison. Others are in various stages of prosecution.
“Most of the suspects are men but there are few cases where women are involved; we are determined to rid the state of illicit drug consumption.”
The NDLEA boss said that the agency seized 1,500Kg of drugs in 2015, adding that the seizure in 2016 was far lesser than that.
He said, “The incidences of drug abuse are in the decline in the state due to enlightenment by the agency on the dangers associated with drugs.
“The agency will not relent in its effort to combat dealers of fake drugs in the state. It is a risk for anybody to indulge in illicit drugs, and our efforts over the years are yielding positive results.”
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