NDLEA promises to combat illicit drugs in Ogun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said it will combat the spread and consumption of illicit drugs in Ogun.

The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Mr Femi Babafemi who stated this on Thursday in Ogun explained that the agency would extend its campaign against illicit drugs supply and consumption to all the villages within the state.

He said the move would also expose indigenes to types and use of illicit drugs, consequences, prevention, treatment and care.

“As part of efforts to ensure the drug war hits the objectives, the agency has upgraded its forensic laboratories across the country to enhance investigations and treatments.”

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Babafemi said that the anti-narcotic agency had resolved to end the reign of drug barons and disconnect Nigeria from the global drug trafficking network.

“The agency will always record a strong performance every week.

“The agency boasts itself of intercepting largest heroine consignment of 51.90 kilograms recently in a 12-day well-coordinated operation in Lagos, which started on Feb. 10.

“This led to freezing of 107 bank accounts associated with 14 members of the heroin cartel, and over N119 million found in some of the already traced bank accounts,” he said.

The director noted that with the recent heroin bust, NDLEA is sending a strong warning to drug traffickers in the state and the country.

“However, if they fail to desist from illicit drug trade, the long arm of the law will catch up with them,” he added.

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