NDLEA Destroys 6.21 Tonnes Of Illicit Drugs In Jigawa
Obi said the drugs were recovered from drug offenders already prosecuted and convicted. She added that the destruction of drugs by burning was in compliance with the order of the Presiding Judge of the Federal High Court, Dutse.
The commander added that from 2013, the command had apprehended 3,608 suspects and seized 8.26 tonnes of various illicit substances..
According to her, a total of 753 persons were also convicted and sentenced to various jail terms. “We’ve also given thousands of enlightment lectures as well as basic counseling to thousands of illcit drug users within the period under review.
“Every arrested drug user is put through basic counseling intervention,” the commander said. Obi further warned that the command would not tolerate drug abuse or trafficking in narcotic and psychotropic substances in the state.
“Therefore we expect people to be inspired to contribute their quota to get rid of drug abuse which is a dream and joy-killer, crime booster, a destroyer of health and lives, divider of families, thief of future of promising youths, source of economic disruption and social insecurity,” she added.
She stated that the command, with support from the state government and other sister agencies, had been working to fulfil its two-fold mandate in the state towards the reduction of the supply and demand for illicit narcotic and psychotropic substances.
The commander further urged members the public to get involved in sensitizing families and communities against illicit drug trafficking and abuse.
“We also thank everyone that contributed to the withdrawal of all these drugs from the society, all commanders and officers who have put in their best in the drug war in the state through the years and our sister agencies, especially the Police and NSCDC and other patriotic Nigerians,” Obi said.