The Tincan Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday said it seized different banned drugs worth N3.6 billion between January and June, 2022.
The Commander of the command, Narcotic Commander (NC) Mohammed Aminu Abubakar stated this in his address at the commemoration of 2022 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held at Tincan Island Truck Park in Tincan
According to the NDLEA boss, the drugs include; 1,500kg or 3,000,000 capsules of Tapentadol (Tafrodol), 120mg and 239kg of cannabis indica also known as Colorado.
He added that a total of 9 suspects were so far arrested in relation to the seizures and have been charged to court.
Earlier, CN Abubakar who said the theme of this year’s commemoration is tagged Addressing Drug Challenges in Health and Humanitarian Crisis, added that the agency’s focus is on public health rather than the conventional emphasis on criminal matter approach.
Speaking further, while calling on the stakeholders for closer and meaningful co-operation to make difficult for the ports to be used for drugs trafficking.
He however noted that the command would not relent on its owrs to rid the port of drug influx.
“Drug traffickers and their sponsors have no choice but to quit the port. We are not going to relent in waging war against them and their cohort. We will continue to trace their modus operandi, hound them to their hideouts, arrest and prosecute them.
“Public enlightenment will be intensified to make members of the public wary of the antics of drug cartels in luring youths into drug abuse and trafficking.
“The Agency is sustaining the efforts via the initiative of the current Chairman, Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brigadier General Buba Marwa (RTD) ie War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) of which we are all committed,” he said.
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