The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Akwa Ibom Command, has arrested 60 drug suspects and secured 11 convictions in the last three months.
NDLEA Commander in Akwa Ibom, Mrs Obot Bassey, said that apart from the 11 convictions secured, several cases were still pending and are undergoing prosecution at different stages in court.
She said that the agency has embarked on sensitization on the dangers of drugs in town
She said “Between September and now, we have seized over 150kg just within the period under discussion, in terms of drugs and psychotropic substances seized.
“We have arrested over 60 suspects and convicted no fewer than 11. Similarly, over 42 drug suspects were counselled while more than 10 others were rehabilitated.
“We are doing a lot of sensitisation, like yesterday, I was with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) sensitising the Church on the dangers of the latest drug in town called Fentanyl. It is an opioid and is supposed to be used for surgery for the relief of severe pains,” Bassey said.