In a bid to intensify her effort in the fight against drug abuse and trafficking, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, Rivers State Command has encouraged residents of the state to join hands with the commission to combat drug abuse and trafficking.
This call was made by the state commander Ahmed Mamuda, in a statement made available to TNN by the assistant state commander, media and advocacy, Emmanuel Ogbumgbada.
According to Mamuda, “the Commander of Narcotics is using this opportunity to encourage the Rivers people to join hands with NDLEA to combat drug abuse and trafficking.”
He recalled that, “in the month of August 2022, the Rivers State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, arrested 32 suspects comprising 30 males and two females with a total seizure of 134.143kg of Narcotic drugs such as cocaine, heroin, Cannabis Sativa and methamphetamine aka Mkpurunmiri.
“The Command also seized psychotropic substances such as tramadol, swinol, Exol-5, Amphetamine, diazepam, and codeine.”
Mamuda stated that during the same period under review, the command had engaged in drug abuse sensitisation to NGOs, community youths, women organisations and religious groups.
The NDLEA boss further encouraged residents to support the commission in combating the menace.