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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 22 December 2021

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NDLEA arrests 226 drug traffickers, seizes 4.777kg of tramadol

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested 226 suspects in connection with drug trafficking in Ebonyi State between January and December 2021.

Isa Adoro, the NDLEA commander in the state, disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday, December 22, 2021.

Mr. Adoro said the suspects comprise 192 males and 34 females and are within the ages of 13 and 75.

The commander also said that 12,241 tramadol/100mg capsules, amounting to 4.777kg, were seized during the period.

He said other illicit drugs seized during the period included diazepam, Flunitrazepam, Pentazocine injection, Lignocaine, Methamphetamine, and Cannabis sativa.

Mr. Adoro assured the public that the agency’s operatives in the state are committed to fighting drug abuse and trafficking.

“The fight against drug abuse and trafficking should not be left in the hands of the NDLEA alone, parents should always monitor their children.

“We are working with the state government and other stakeholders to tackle drug abuse, including the abuse of methamphetamine, popularly known as mkpurummiri,” he said.