The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa has said that over three million kilograms of drugs have been intercepted and seized by the agency between January and October 2021.
Marwa said this on Thursday, November 25,2021 during the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) 2021 Annual Lecture and Award Ceremony with topic: “Proliferation Of Drugs, Bane Of Insecurity” which held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State.
The chairman was represented by the Commander of Narcotics, Lagos State Command, NDLEA, Mr Callys Alumona.
Marwa also said that 10,000 suspects had been arrested and 1,000 convicted in the past 10 months since his assumption of duty at the agency.
“Collaboration with the media, especially CRAN is one of the things that has made my tenure for the last ten months memorable.
“I request that you continue to give the needed support because without information, it will be very difficult for people to know what is wrong with Nigeria in terms of security, drug abuse and drug trafficking.
“For every criminal intentions especially in violent crimes, drug abuse is behind it,” he said.
Marwa urged the public to come up with information on drug abuse to help NDLEA in its intelligence tracking of traffickers and their joints.
“This will enable security agencies sweep into action and curtail such gatherings before they impact negatively on the society,” he pleaded.
Meanwhe, the National President of CRAN, Sunday Odita has called for a complete synergy between all security agencies, noting that CRAN was well disposed working with all agencies to curb insecurity in the the country.