INFO: NDLEA have seized up to 15,500kg of illicit drugs in Borno in three years

The Nigeria Agency for illegal activities on drugs National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has seized 15,500 kilogramme of illicit tablets in the previous three years in Borno.

The state commandant of the agency, Mr Joseph Icha cited this on Friday in Maiduguri for the length of a courtesy go to to the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Borno State Council.

He referred to operatives of the business enterprise seized the tablets from 2021 to date, which includes that it comprised Cannabis Sativa; Cocaine, Heroine, Diazepam, Tramadol, amongst one-of-a-kind narcotic substances.

The seized drugs, he said, would be destroyed at a later date, including that in the yr 2020, the employer destroyed 19,235 kgs of illicit tablets in the state.

He noted the go to was part of activities to mark the 2023 World Drugs Day with the theme: “People first, stop the stigma and discrimination, improve prevention”.

According to him, the corporation will habits a variety of activities in the subsequent 30 days to appraise its performances and achievements toward establishing a drug-free society.

“We are at the proper location to meet you (journalists) to are seeking guide and synergy from you.

“The UN Day of Drug Abuse is a day we will remind the world that there are simply drug challenges.

“We have been in a position to seize some monies from drug peddlers and put the monies into the federal government’s account; seized motors have been valued for auction and arrested humans are undergoing trials for pretty a quantity drug offences in the courts,” he said.

While commending the Borno kingdom authorities for its support, Mr Icha thanked the chairman of the agency, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (retired) for the place of job rehabilitation and provision of sufficient logistics to embellish its operations in the state.

“The successes carried out wouldn’t have been viable besides the synergy and guide from different safety corporations in the state,” he said.

Responding, the council chairman, Mr Dauda Iliya thanked the commandant for the visit.

He cited the feat completed used to be a testimony to his difficult work and dedication to eradicate the risk of drug abuse in the state.

“We congratulate you for the feat you have achieved as properly as your effort in ridding the country of illicit drugs, and your efforts in making sure the cut price of drug demand and furnish among the teeming youths to make productive citizens.

“We are geared up to increase what you are doing as well as the successes recorded to make certain that the public is acquainted with the dangers inherent in drug abuse,” he said.

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