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NDLEA Secures Conviction Of 160 Drug Traffickers In Anambra

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The Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has asserted that it has secured the conviction of 160 illicit drug traffickers in the state in 2023.

The state Commander of NDLEA, Mr Daniel Onyishi made this known during a sensitisation programme tagged ‘NDLEA And You’, on Friday in Awka.

Onyishi said the conviction was a landmark achievement for the agency and a critical milestone in the fight against drug trafficking in the state.

He said the command also intercepted 3.3 tons of illicit drugs and substances in 2023.

“We commend the judiciary for the reforms that are ensuring a faster prosecution of illegal drug peddlers in the state, this will help create a society free of illicit drugs.

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“We also appreciate the Anambra government for its continued support to the agency and ensuring that we fulfil our mandate in drug demand and supply reduction.

“We are committed to continue closing up on criminal elements that are using the state as a transit route for illicit drugs, as well as those maintaining any form of clandestine laboratory where methamphetamine, popularly known as ‘Mkpụrụmmiri’, is produced,” he said.

The NDLEA commander urged community and religious leaders, civil society, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders to partner with the agency to win the war against drug abuse and trafficking.

In another report as declared that its operatives has managed to intercept no fewer than 12 consignments of cocaine belonging to members of a drug trafficking organisation at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu.

The NDLEA reports that a 44-year-old businessman named Augustine Justine Emeka, who purportedly deals in copper wire, was detained at the airport upon arriving from Douala, Cameroon via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on an Ethiopia Airlines aircraft carrying the 12 consignments, which included 797 kilogrammes of cocaine pellets.

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