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NDLEA destroys illicit drugs worth N1.65 BILLION

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Tuesday in Lafia destroyed 11,669 kilogrammes of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances worth about N1.65 billion.

According to Justice Arinze, Commander of NDLEA in Nasarawa State, the exhibits were seized from dealers in the state.

He said that the public destruction of recovered drug exhibits was part of the agency’s strategy to permanently take drugs out of circulation.

Arinze gave the breakdown of the exhibits to include 8,632.82 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa and 3,0636 kilograms of psychotropic substances such as Tramadol, Codeine and Rophynol.

He said that dealers from whom the exhibits were seized had already been prosecuted before the Federal High Court in Lafia.

Arinze said that the destruction of the drugs was significant in view of their negative consequences on society which included mental disorder, violent crimes, kidnapping and other social vices.

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