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  • Updated: January 18, 2023

NDLEA Arrests 134 Drug Peddlers, Secures 87 Convictions In Enugu

NDLEA Arrests 134 Drug Peddlers, Secures 87 Convictions In E


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Enugu State command has arrested 134 suspects for various drug-related offences in the state last year.

The state Commander, Anietie Bassey Idim made this known during a press briefing on Wednesday.

He revealed that 87 of the suspects were convicted while 54 cases were still pending.

He also said that over 1,515 kilograms of banned substances were confiscated within between January and December 2022.

A breakdown of the drugs seized indicated that, Cannabis Sativa, 1,449.72Kg, Methamphetamine, 1.191kg, Tramadol, 3.129 kg, Exol 5, 9.755Kg, Diazepam, 50.25Kg.

Other seized drugs include cocaine 58.92 grams, Phynol 49.09 grams, Pethidine 700 grams and Pentazone 450 grams

On the successes of the agency, Idim said, "The NDLEA has been able to push the twin problems of drug trafficking to the public domain in a manner that virtually every citizen, non government organization, civil society and government agency are now alive to these problems. 

"The agency on the African continent and one of the best in the world through effective and efficient service to Nigerians by cutting off supply of illicit drugs, reducing the demand for illicit drugs and other substance of abuse, tracing and recovering drug related proceeds, contributing to the creation and maintenance of an enviable image for Nigeria throughout the world.

"We will continue to raise a standard against the influx of Illicit drugs.

"The increased quantity of seized drugs reinforces the efficacy of our drug suppression strategies.

"Let me sincerely appreciate the military, Police and all law enforcement agencies in the state for their cooperation/synergy during the period in view."

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