14 suspected drug peddlers have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency [NDLEA], Anambra State Command for moving hard drugs to Yobe State.
They were intercepted by the NDLEA operatives at Amawbia Junction along the Enugu – Onitsha Expressway, of which the Yobe-State-bound hard drugs were hidden in between goods loaded in a trailer.
According to Mr. Mohammed Idris, the Commander of the agency in the state who briefed newsmen at the agency’s office in Awka, he revealed that the illegal drugs that weighed about 2,000 kilograms were intercepted resulting from the intelligence reports advanced to them.
Some of the hard drugs recovered from the suspects by law enforcement agents include marijuana, tramadol, diazepam, cocaine among others.
His words: “We are doing everything within our powers to make sure we rid the country and Anambra State of drug trafficking menace. We are working to stop the influx of illicit drugs into Anambra State. We had a powerful intelligence that there was a vehicle loaded with some items. Inside the truck, there was a concealment of drugs such as cannabis Sativa. We intercepted the vehicle at Amawbia Junction, Awka, and brought it to our office. The truck contained palm oil and other household items used to cover the drugs.”
Mohammed Idris further disclosed that the total kilogram of the drugs stood at 1,910.1010 and with the case still being investigated to ascertain the source of the hard drugs, he assured that the suspects would face the full wrath of the law.