The Anambra State Command of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 24 suspected drug dealers in the state.
The state Commander of the agency, Mr. Sule Momodu, who disclosed this on Friday while briefing newsmen on the activities of agency in last October 2019, said the agency also nabbed one of the most wanted drug peddlers, who has been in their wanted list for a long time, Mr. Ekele Okoye alias ‘Ezenwamadu.
It was gathered that the drugs found with the suspects include, 42.739 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa, 0.0011 kilogrammes of heroin and 0.0747 kilogrammes of methamphetamine.
He said those convicted for drug-related issues were Ifeanyi Awo, two years, Okosi junior Emenike, two years, Kingsley Anya, two years, Okechukwu Emmanuel, two years,Chizuo Igboekweze, five years all for dealing in cannabis Sativa and Jabiru Abdullahi sentenced for five years, for being in possession of drugs like Exol 5,Tramadol, and Diazepam.
According to Momodu, with the arrest and convictions, the level of drugs consumptions would drastically reduce across the state.
“There are three Drug dealers in Awka, we know them, one is dead and we have arrested one and we will go after the remaining person” he explains.
He, however, expressed disappointment over the public attitude towards the arrest of drug dealers.
According to him, a lot of people help the suspects to escape arrest whenever they sight our men in their uniform, saying that there can only be a crime-free society in the world if drug consumptions are reduced.
He urged the public to co-operate with the agency to fight the menace of drugs in the society for the interest of all.