Ugwuanyi lauds NDLEA for impounding 233 bags of cannabis in Enugu
Inspecting the large seizure at the NDLEA headquarters in Enugu on Monday, Ugwuanyi urged the agency’s personnel not to relent in their commitment to rid the society of the cultivation and sale of hard drugs.
The 233 bags of cannabis popularly known as India Hemp, were impounded in Awgu Local Government Area of the state at a makeshift warehouse where the illegal substance was hidden.
The governor said that the effects of hard drug use on the youths “cannot be overemphasised’’ as it was devastating.
He urged locals in communities where drug peddlers carry out their nefarious activities to always assist security agencies in unmasking the culprits.
“There is nothing good about hard drugs and we should neither condone their cultivation nor sale among us,’’ he advised.
The leader of the operation and superintendent of narcotics in the agency, Mr Julius Aruna, assured the governor that the agency was on the prime suspect’s trail.
“Sir, we will assure you that we will track and arrest, Mr Tagbo Nwafor, while charging him to court for prosecution,’’ Aruna said.
He reiterated the agency’s determination to ensure a drug-free society and thanked the governor for his support to the agency.
The prime suspect, Mr Tagbo Nwafor, is still on the run, while his mother, whom the agency described as an accessory is in the custody of NDLEA.
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