NDLEA Arrests 365 Suspects, Seizes 71 Drums Of ‘Suck & Die’ In Adamawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Adamawa State Command has arrested no fewer than 365 including 5 female drug offenders in 2023.

The command has secured the convictions of 174 suspects during the period under review and recorded total seizure of 1,845.070 kg (1.8 tons) of assorted illicit drugs.

Some of the assorted drugs seized include: Cannabis Sativa,1,081,866 kg, Methamphetamine, 0.51706 kg, Formalin (Suck & Die) 71 drums 65 jerricans of 25 titres (14,830 litres), Akuskura Herbal Mixture, 60.150 kg Ammunition, 34 RLA 17.62 mm caliber).

According to the command, the psychotropic substances seized include: Tramadol Caps/Tabs/Injection, 160.00206kg Diazepam Tabs, 14.94651kg, Exol Tabs, 498.4009kg, Rohypnol Tabs 0.0926 kg, Cough syrup with codeine 28.0926kg and Pentazocine injection 1.082kg.

The Commander NDLEA Adamawa State Command, Agboalu Femi Samson, disclosed this while briefing press on the operational activities of the command in the year 2023, on Monday.

Agboalu, disclosed that aside the arrest and seizure in the year under review, the command had secured the final forfeiture of 3 cars used for the conveying of drugs.

He said that the monetary exhibit forfeited to FG was N821,270.00, adding that the command successfully treated, counselled and rehabilitated people with drug use disorder and deployed personnel as Drug Intelligence Officers(DIOs) across the 21 LGAs.

He said that an aggressive action against drug dealers and illicit drug trafficking was carried out in 2 approaches including Supply Reduction Strategy and Drug Demand Reduction which are the major strategic pillars in the National Drug Control Master Plan (NDCMP) 2021 2025.

He explained that the Supply Reduction efforts of the Command involves the continuous disruption of drug trafficking and abuse; making the drug business unprofitable and also reducing the diversion of psychotropic substances through our arrests and seizures.

Agboalu Femi Samson, said it is gratifying to note that the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. M. B. Marwa (Rtd) has brought the presence of NDLEA to all nooks and crannies of the country and applauded his commitment.