NDLEA Arrested 300 Suspects, Seized 190.419 kg Of Drugs In Akwa Ibom-Official

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 300 suspects and seized 190.419 kg of hard drugs between July 2023 and May 2024 in Akwa Ibom.

Obot Bassey, NDLEA commander in Akwa Ibom, disclosed this at a news conference to mark the 2024 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Uyo on Friday.

Ms Bassey said that out of the 300 suspects arrested, 249 were male and 51 female and that 61 drug offenders were convicted within the period.

She said the command had treated and rehabilitated 24 male drug-dependent persons and carried out anti-drug abuse campaigns at 82 locations across the state.

“Drug abuse negatively impacts people’s health and their well-being. Many deadly drugs are permeating the illicit drug market and causing havoc on people’s health,” she said.

She called on corporate bodies and philanthropists to participate actively in the campaign against drug abuse.

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