The authority of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has destroyed illicit drugs worth N2 billion seized between 2014 and Sept. 2021 in Akwa Ibom.
This was made known by the agency’s chairman, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa during a courtesy call on the state Deputy Governor, Mr Moses Ekpo on Thursday.
Speaking during the visitation, Marwa, who was represented by the Agency’s Secretary, Mr Shedrach Haruna, said the total quantity of drugs seized within the period was 2.768 tonnes, which included cannabis sativa, cocaine, heroin and other psychotropic substances.
He added that the agency would not relent in ensuring that all avenues within the ambit of the law are explored to rid the country of the menace of hard drugs.
Marwa explained that the NDLEA was also involved in aggressive drug awareness and sensitisation programmes targeting vulnerable youths and other groups.
The chairman said that the agency recently launched a 24/7 toll-free call centre for members of the public who may need help on drug related matters.
He said the agency has been establishing Drug Free Clubs in schools, as part of advocacy to curb the menace of drug abuse and trafficking nationwide.