NDLEA arrests major distributor of psychotropic substances in Aba

THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Abia State Command, has arrested a major distributor of psychotropic substances at Ariaria market in Aba.

The NDLEA Commander, Mr Bamidele Akingbade disclosed this in a message sent to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Tuesday.

He said that the man, Chukwuemeka Donatus, was arrested inside Ariaria market after being put on surveillance by NDLEA operatives for about three months.

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The Commander said the suspect was arrested while in possession of 60, 000 tablets of Tramadol, over 50 bottles of Codeine syrup, 2, 000 tablets of Diazepam and 1, 500 tablets of Rophenol.

He said that the legal department has concluded investigations on the matter and “we expect that he will be arraigned at the Federal High Court in Umuahia as soon as possible.

“We wish to use this medium to warn drug traffickers to leave the state as the Command is determined to make Abia state very hot for them.

“Our resolve is to ensure youths in the state celebrate this Christmas and New Year in peace devoid of substance abuse.”

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