By John Ndu
Awka, Dec. 22, 2020 (MOI) Anambra State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has demonstrated readiness to continue its fight against crime and drug trafficking in the state.
The State Commander, NDLEA, Mr Mohammed Idris, who read the riot act, cautioned the youths and other visitors to the state to retrain from drug trafficking and other drug-related crimes, as the agency had deployed surveillance teams across the state.
Mr Idris announced that the agency had deployed intelligence and operational teams across every community in the state to monitor various activities in order to fish out drug offenders.
He said that not less than 2.5 tons of cannabis was sized this year as against not less than 450kg previously intercepted.
“We warn youths to desist from illegal drugs as it destroys their future. Youths are the insurance for the continuity of our society.
“So far, we have 125 cases pending in the courts, 20 persons have been convicted, and many are undergoing counseling and rehabilitation.
“In that rehabilitation centre, we have computers, sports facilities and other empowerment programmes. All these are geared toward making them useful in the society when released.’’
Mr Adris, then, commended Gov Willie Obiano for his unprecedented support, which had resulted in excellent achievements of the security agencies in Anambra.
He stressed that NDLEA and other security agencies would continue to work harmoniously to ensure a crime-free society this Yuletide period. (MOI)