22 PERSONS CONVICTED FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES IN ANAMBRA STATE
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Anambra State, says twenty-two people have been convicted for drug related offences between January 2017 and February 2018.
The Commander of the Agency in the state, Mr. Sule Momodu, made this known in an interview with journalists in Awka, the State Capital.
Mr. Momodu said the suspects were convicted for being in possession of hard drugs such a cocaine, heroin and cannabis sativa in different quantities ranging from zero point seven grams to eighteen kilograms.
According to him, the suspects received sentences ranging from twelve months to seven years.
The NDLEA boss, who explained that nineteen convictions were secured in 2017 while three convictions in February 2018, maintained that the agency would not relent in its efforts to ensure that the State was totally rid of drug trafficking and abuse.
Mr. Momodu who alerted the general public of a new threat of the abuse of methamphetamine, that was beginning to rear its ugly head in the State, called on the church and community leaders, to join in the fight against drug abuse.
The Commander commended the State Government for its support to the Agency in the fight against illicit drug and trafficking in the State.
Mr. Momodu, thanked Governor Willie Obiano for retaining the agency as a member of the State Security Council, saying that such gesture was key to the successes being recorded in the fight against the menace in the society.