700kg of illegal drugs intercepted in Imo, traffickers convicted—NDLEA

EMERGENCY DIGEST- The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Imo State command says it has confiscated about 700 kilograms of illicit drugs and arrested 60 suspected drug traffickers between January and June 2021.

Some of the intercepted substances include cannabis Sativa, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and tramadol.

The state commander of the agency, Mr. Nse Inam during a briefing in Owerri the state capital on Saturday, said a total of 4,784 kilograms of cannabis Sativa was transferred to the command by the Federal Government special border task force.

He also noted that about eight people have so far been convicted and are serving various jail terms.

Inam added that the command will leave no stone untur ned in tackling the menace of illicit drugs in the state.

 

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