Govt. Destroys Drugs Worth 10 Billion Naira In Edo
Nemesis has caught up with fake drug dealers in Edo State.
They now have to face the full wrath of the law even as the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA Edo Command on Friday destroyed their drugs valued at more than 10 billion naira.
Retired Col. Mohammad Abdallah, the Chairman of NDLEA who supervised the exercise, said that the quantum of drugs being destroyed clearly called for a state of emergency over the drug situation in the country.
Abdallah said approximately 137,000 kilogrammes of illicit drugs were destroyed, noting that the figure doubled the total figure recently destroyed in Abuja, Oyo and Kano states.
The NDLEA boss said 20 tonnes of drugs were destroyed in FCT, Abuja, 14 tonnes in Oyo and 50 tonnes in Kano, while a whopping 136 tonnes were destroyed in Edo.
He added that the quantity showed that drugs had become unacceptably pervasive in many parts of the country, with attendant implications on health, security and integrity of the nation.
He stressed that the connection between drugs and violent crimes was beyond any controversy, adding that this was because cannabis, tramadol and other psychoactive substances were often recovered in virtually all terrorist camps by the military.
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