22 convicted in Anambra for drug offences


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says 22 persons have been convicted for drug related offences between January 2017 and February 2018, a period of one year.

The Anambra State Commander of the Agency, Mr Sule Momodu, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Awka, the Anambra State Capital.

Momodu said the suspects were convicted for being in possession of hard drugs, such a cocaine, heroin and cannabis sativa in different quantities, ranging from 0.7 grams to 18 kilograms and that they received sentences ranging from 12 months to seven years.

The State NDLEA boss revealed further that 19 convictions were secured in 2017 and three in February 2018.

He also stated that the agency would not relent in its efforts to ensure that the State was totally rid of drug trafficking and abuse.

He alerted that a new threat in the form of abuse of methaplythamine had been discovered in the state, calling on churches and community leaders, to join in the fight against drug abuse by educating people of its dangers.

He commended the State government for its support to the Agency in the fight, especially for retaining it as a member of the State security council, saying that such gesture is key to the successes being recorded in the fight against drug abuse in the society.


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