The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has revealed that the agency have arrested 192 suspected drug traffickers in Ebonyi state between January and September 2022.
The agency state Commander, Mr Iyke Uche said that they also seized 113.414 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa.
Uche said that 0.0621kgs methamphetamine, locally known as Mkpurummiri, was also seized within the period under review.
He added that the state had low drug business but many consumers.
“The seizures were made by our personnel in different locations across communities in the state.
“There is no prevalence drug business here in Ebonyi but there are consumers. We counselled a total of 92 drug users in the state in the period under review.
“Ebonyi is a crime prone state like the issue gunmen attack and other criminalities. Most crimes are usually take place with the intake of drugs. Of course, there are drug enhanced violence crimes.
“So, we will intensity efforts on sensitisations. We are going to strengthen campaigns in schools in order nip drug abuses in the bud in the state,” the Commander said.
Uche reiterated the state’s Agency commitment to work in tune with the vision of the NDLEA against drug abuse and trafficking.