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Female Drug Kingpin, Others Apprehended In Abia

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The Office of the Governor of Abia State on Homeland Security in partnership with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have successfully carried out raid on notorious hard drug hotspots in Umuahia, the state capital, The Eastern Updates has gathered. 

During the raid, a female narcotic distribution kingpin identified as Adaobi Nweke, was apprehended.

Briefing journalists on the outcome of the raids on Thursday, the Deputy Governor of the state, Ikechukwu Emetu noted that the state government is determined to rid the state of all forms of criminal activities.

He said the state government will flush out all gangs and criminals in the state.

Read Also: NDLEA Secures Conviction Of 160 Drug Traffickers In Anambra

Emetu said, “Drugs happen to be the bedrock of all criminal activities that can be done by any group of people.

“Abia isn’t a safe haven for any criminal. The directive of the governor of Abia State is very clear: stay away from Abia State. We don’t need you. You are not part of Abia State.”

In another report, the Anambra State Command of the 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.

“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.

The Eastern Updates

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