NDLEA destroys illicit drugs worth N2bn in A’Ibom
August 25, 2022
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Akwa Ibom State Command, has destroyed 2.768 tonnes of illicit drugs estimated at over N2bn in the state.
This is as the State Government lauded the anti-narcotic agency and pledged to support its efforts towards the attainment of zero case profile in drug-related offences in the state and Nigeria at large
The press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Ekikere Umoh, stated this this Thursday after the agency’s chairman, Retd. Brig. General Mohammed Marwa, paid a courtesy visit to the deputy governor, Moses Ekpo, at Government House, Uyo.
Marwa who was represented by the agency’s Secretary, Shedrach Haruna, listed the destroyed drugs to include cannabis sativa, cocaine, heroin and other psychotropic substances.
He said the drugs were seized between 2014 and September 2021, adding that the destruction was in line with the agency’s Act which mandates it to take measures for the destruction of seized narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.