THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seized 2.9kg of illicit drugs and rehabilitated 129 drug-dependent persons in Plateau in the first six months of 2018.
Mr Ibrahim Barji, the Plateau State NDLEA Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Tuesday that the seized drugs consisted of narcotics and psychotropic substances.
Barji, who spoke on the command’s activities to mark the 2018 International day against drug abuse, said that the command would not relent in the fight against drug trafficking, abuse and production in the state.
NAN reports that the theme of this year’s international day is “Listen First”.
Barji said that the agency’s rehabilitation centre currently had 21 drug-dependent persons undergoing counselling and rehabilitation.
The commander commended the state government for providing the agency with logistics and financial support to enable it to discharge its duties pro-actively.
Barji pleaded for more support from all stakeholders for continuous sensitisation of the public on the ills associated with drug abuse and peddling.