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Thursday, 27 July 2017

EFCC burns 24.3 Metric Tons of Drug Seized In Abuja.

EFCC burn 24.3 Metric Tons of Drug Seized In Abuja.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed 24,304kg of assorted forfeited narcotic drugs seized within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

The exercise is sequel to two destruction orders signed by Honourable Justice Nnamdi and Honourable Justice A. Abdulkafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja. The exhibits with an estimated street value of 250 million naira were jointly set ablaze by local and international collaborators at Lungi barracks along Aso drive in Abuja.

Chairman of the anti-narcotic Agency, Col.  Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd) who described the destruction as symbolic and strategic both to the Agency and drug control policies of the government stressed that seized drugs remain a threat until they are destroyed. "Public destruction of drugs is the climax of operational activities which begin with tracking of suspected drug merchants, drug exhibits, prosecution of drug dealers and forfeiture of the drugs. Until drugs are completely destroyed they remain a threat to societal peace" Abdallah stated.

The drugs are products of concluded drug cases by the FCT command in the past two years, precisely June 2015 to date. The breakdown of the drugs are as follows; cannabis 24,278.33kg, psychotropic substances 23.68kg, cocaine 1.6256kg, heroin 0.1084kg and amphetamines 0.1082kg.  FCT Minister, Honourable Muhammad Musa Bello who was the Special Guest of Honour commended the NDLEA for the seized drugs and also urged the Agency to extend the war on drugs to the grass root and motor parks. The Minister who was represented by the Chairman, Abuja Municipal Council, HonourableAbdullahiAdamu said that: “I appreciate the role of the Agency in eliminating drugs from the FCT. Let me urge the NDLEA to intensify efforts by taking the drug war to the grass root and motor parks. The FCT administration will continue to support the fight against drug trafficking in our collective search for a healthy society”. The Ona of Abaji and Chairman Council of traditional rulers in the FCT, AlhajiAdamu Baba Yunusa called on you.

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