The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Delta State Command, has paraded 72-year-old herbalist, Nwaeze Onuekusu, a suspected drug trafficker and a fake Naval officer.
The State Commander, Mr Tunder John, who paraded the suspects on Wednesday at the command office in Ogwashi-Ukwu, Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state, said the command had shut down 130 drug joints across the state.
John explained that the herbalist was caught at Ugbobi Quarters in Oshimilli North, with 10 grams of cocaine.
He said, “A total of 161 suspects were arrested for drug-related offences and drug dependency including 27 females.
“Codeine has been banned by the Federal Government. Imagine having the small bottles, we have 620.5L, methamphetamine, commonly known as mpulumilli, 316g.
“The hemp mixed with the gin, as the law stands today is a prohibited item, so when you put it or use it in any form you have committed an offence.”
He noted that the agency had counselled 78 suspects and rehabilitated 10 users while warning against the casual abuse of illegal substances including the combination of alcohol and marijuana commonly referred to as ‘Monkey tail’.
In another development, the NDLEA boss said the command arrested one Chinonso Lucky who impersonated a naval officer to traffic 5.5kg of cannabis.
According to him, NDLEA had secured convictions of 51 drug peddlers in the period under review in the state.
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