The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seized 13,125kg of drug substances and arrested 793 suspects in 2022.
The NDLEA Commander in the FCT, Mr Kabir Tsakuwa, said this on Tuesday at a pre-event press briefing on grassroots sensitisation and awareness campaigns on the dangers of illicit drugs.
Tsakuwa said that the year 2022 was a fruitful year for the command, adding that records of arrests, seizures and convictions were impressive.
He said that the agency’s counselling and rehabilitation programmes also yielded positive results in the territory.
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According to him, a total of 793 suspects comprising 768 males and 29 females were arrested.
He said, “13,125kg of different drug substances were seized. The breakdown of the seized drugs are12,660.3kg of cannabis sativa.
“Others include 21.957kg of cocaine, 0.008kg of heroin and 443.693kg of different psychotropic substances”
The NDLEA boss said that the command also secured 167 convictions comprising 161 males and six females.
Tsakuwa said that 78 persons comprising 74 males and four females with drug use problems were successfully counselled and rehabilitated within the same period.
He added that efforts were on towards better achievements in drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction in the year 2023. (NAN)