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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has intercepted cocaine worth N75million smuggled into Nigeria through the Mfom/Cameroon Boarder in Etung Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The State Director of the Agency, Mr Kayode Adeniyi Stated this in Calabar during a lecture organized to mark the 2014 United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking.
He said but for the quick intervention of the agency to intercept the illicit substance through its intelligence, the drug would have found its way to Cross River and Nigeria from Cameroon.
Adeniyi said the drug was confiscated while investigation is ongoing on the smugglers.
The state NDLEA Boss while speaking on the giant strides of the Command from 2013 till date said a total of drug seizure made within the said year include 237.95kilogrames of Canabis,804 pinches of cocaine and 390 pinches of heroin as well as 6.3 kilogram of pure cocaine intercepted along Cameroon boarder worth N75 million.
He said the effort of the command to eradicate illicit drug cultivation in the state is yielding result with the discovery of one and half acres of cannabis farms in the Central and Northern part of Cross River State which he said the agency has destroyed.
“The command in its renewed effort in one year arrested 184 persons for drug related offences of dealing, peddling and trafficking in prohibit drugs.
“Total drug seizures made include 237.95 kilograms of cannabis sativa (popularly known as Hemp),804 pinches of cocaine and 390 pinches of heroine respectively.
“Recently, the Command made a giant stride in intercepting 6.3 kilograms of pure cocaine to be smuggled into the state from Cameroon. This is a great achievement for the command, the drug value is put at N75 million in the drug market.” he said .
The Event which featured goodwill messages from military, paramilitary and government agencies with the theme “A message of Hope: Drug Use Disorders are preventable and Treatable”, is an annual event for anti drug agencies worldwide.
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