The Kogi State Command of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company has claimed it recovered illicit medication price over N3 billion within the state.
The State Commander of NDLEA, Alfred Adewumi, disclosed this on Monday whereas briefing journalists in Lokoja.
Adewumi said that the full weight of the illicit drug exhibit recovered inside the interval of January 1, 2020 to December 2020 was 313,368.759 kg and price over N3 billion.
In keeping with him, his males additionally arrested 174 suspects comprising 162 male and 12 feminine through the interval below evaluate.
He added that the command was capable of safe 15 convictions whereas 17 different instances had been pending in courtroom, stressing that property traced to medication had been seized.
“The command carried out intense advocacy and sensitisation to conventional rulers and opinion influencers, enjoining them to talk out in opposition to drug abuse.
“Supportive parenting and monitoring of youngsters’s behaviour is usually a robust consider reducing the charges of drug dealing and abuse, particularly amongst youths,” he stated.
On Monday, the UK Border Pressure of Europe and Worldwide, had recommended the NDLEA for its outstanding strides in latest instances.
A press release by the NDLEA stated UK Border Pressure Regional Operations Supervisor, West Africa, Kris Hawksfield, gave the commendation throughout his go to to the brand new Chairman/Chief Govt of the NDLEA, Buba Marwa, on the company’s headquarters in Abuja.
Marwa appreciated the UK Border Pressure for the technical help it had rendered to the company within the final 4 years, saying, “We look ahead to a extra sturdy technical help.”