The National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed seven tonnes of several illicit drugs ranging from Cannabis Sativa, Diazepam, Rophynol, Cough syrups with codeine and Tramadol.

Eye 9ja reports that the Acting Commander of NDLEA in Taraba, Peter Odaudu, made this known on Friday, in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.

The NDLEA Commander said the deadly weeds and psychotropic drugs were seized between January, 2003 and December, 2018.

He said a court order had already been obtained for the destruction of the illicit drugs.

He made the announcement on a day that the agency’s chairman, Lt. Col Muhammad Ahmadu also disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the recruitment of 5,000 personnel to boost the agency’s operations.

While speaking on the recruitment, Odaudu said that the recruitment would go a long way in improving operations of the agency and the campaign against drug addiction.


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