No fewer than fifteen individuals in Ebonyi State have been jailed for drug abuse and trafficking between January and June this 12 months.
They had been convicted in varied courts throughout the state in accordance with the state command of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA).
The 15 convicts had been among the many 141 suspects arrested for drug abuse and trafficking within the state within the final six months.
The state commander of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Umar Issa Adoro disclosed this on the Federal Authorities Ladies’ Faculty Ezzamgbo Ohaukwu Native Authorities Space of the State whereas declaring open the 2019 Worldwide Day In opposition to Drug Abuse/Trafficking .
124 of the suspects had been males whereas 17 of them had been females, explaining {that a} complete of 93.0971 kg of medication had been seized.
This, he mentioned comprised Hashish Sativa ( 90.552 KG), Cocaine (0.0103 KG), Psychotropic Substance (1.2674 KG), saying that the Theme of 2019 Worldwide Day In opposition to Drug Abuse entitled “Justice For Well being, Well being For Justice” was chosen by the United Nations to deal with the menace of Medicine associated issues within the World.
“The marketing campaign is organized for faculties as a result of the youngsters are the goal, they’re the silent victims, they’re those to be lured in Drug Abuse circumstances,” he mentioned.