NDLEA seizes 13,125Kgs of illicit drugs, arrested  793 suspects in FCT

 National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 13, 125 kilograms of illicit drugs and arrested 793 suspects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).i

The Commander of NDLEA  in the FCT,  Kabir Tsakuwa, disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja at a press briefing on “grassroots sensitization and awareness campaign on dangers of illicit drugs”.

Tsakuwa said that the year 2022 was a fruitful year for the command, adding that records of arrests , seizures and convictions were impressive.

He said that the agency’s counselling and rehabilitation programs also yielded positive results in the territory.

According to him, a total of 793 suspects comprising of 768 males and 29 females were arrested.

“13, 125 kilograms of different drug substances were seized. The breakdown of the seized drugs are12,660.3 kilograms of cannabis sativa.

“Others includes 21.957 kilograms of cocaine, 0.008 kilograms of Heroine and 443.693 kilograms of different psychotropic substances, “he said.

The NDLEA FCT  boss said that the command also had 167 convictions comprised of 161 males and six females.

He said that 78 persons comprising of 74 males and four females with drug use problems were successfully counselled and rehabilitated within the same period.

  Tsakuwa   added that efforts were on towards better achievements in drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction in the year 2023.

He commended all stakeholders including other security agencies for their assistance in intelligence sharing, joint operations and prevention of drug abuse and trafficking in the society.

The NDLEA FCT boss also commended the traditional rulers in FCT saying that their past efforts were helpful and the agency remained appreciative.

“We must always remind ourselves that the drugs problem exists in every community and we need to address it at all levels.

“We therefore, implore you to sustain this robust engagement with a view of ridding our society of substance abuse and its attendant consequences, “he said.

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