The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has stated that it has arrested 60 drug suspects between the ages of 17 to 60 years in Imo State between January and June, 2021.
The seized drugs seized include ; Cannabis Sativa (Indian hemp) cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and tramadol.
Nse Inam, the Imo State Narcotics Commander, briefing journalists on the commemoration of 2021 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking stated that the Federal Government Special Border Task Force also transferred 4,784kg of Cannabis sativa to the state command.
“15 drugs addicted person admitted, two persons were successfully rehabilitated and discharged while five others were terminated for various reason. Drug education, sanitisation and public enlightenment were also carried out at Imo State University, Trinity High School Oguta, Emmanuel College Owerri and St. Silas Anglican church Amawire Uratta among others.”
“Drug abuse and trafficking portend serious danger to any society. For us to tackle the problems of insecurity, we have to take the issue of drugs and trafficking seriously”