The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Marwa has said that from January to November it has destroyed over N50bn worth of drugs.
Why it matters?
In 2018, statistics from the National Drug Use Survey showed Nigeria has become the country with the highest consumption of cannabis. These figures seem to increase as more cases of seized drugs are making news.
While speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, the NDLEA said that, “Our performance so far justifies our change of strategy. Between January and November, we mopped up over three million kilogrammes of illicit drugs and psychoactive substances in the country. We arrested 10,355 traffickers, with at least 1,000 in jail, while others are going through trials in court.” “Over 5,579 drug users have been counselled and rehabilitated. Still, we are not resting on our oars. We are getting more sophisticated equipment that will enable us to achieve our operational mandates.”