HEALTH

NDLEA arrests 2,180 traffickers in 5 months

In just five months, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) stated it had detained 2,180 drug traffickers and collected more than two million kg of various illicit narcotics.

This was revealed by the Chairman of the NDLEA, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday to commemorate the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), World Drug Day is observed on June 26 each year to promote action and cooperation toward the goal of a world free of drug misuse.

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The agency’s offensive activity against drug cartels across the country, which began five months ago, has achieved favorable results, according to Marwa.

We have filed at least 2,100 drug cases in court, with over 500 convictions and 1,549 cases pending, according to him.

“These results have given us big insights into the magnitude of the drug problem. The work ahead is enormous. NDLEA cannot win the drug war without the help of citizens.

” We need the cooperation of all and sundry. We all owe Nigeria the duty of ensuring that drug abuse and trafficking do not thrive in this country,” he said.

“To win the drug war, NDLEA must synergise with other law enforcement and sister agencies and stakeholders for maximum impact, ” he said.

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