The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa yesterday said that over three million kilograms of drugs have been intercepted and seized by the agency. Marwa said this during the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) 2021 Annual Lecture and Award Ceremony with the theme: “Proliferation Of Drugs, Bane Of Insecurity” which held in Ikeja, Lagos State. The chairman who was represented by the Commander of Narcotics, Lagos State Command, NDLEA, Mr Callys Alumona, also said that 10,000 suspects have been arrested and 1,000 had been convicted in the past 10 months since he had been commandeering the agency. “Collaboration with the press especially CRAN is one of the things that has made my tenure for the last 10 months memorable.
“I request that you continue to give the needed support because without information, it will be very difficult for people to know what is wrong with Nigeria in terms of security, drug abuse and drug trafficking. “For every disposing criminal intention especially in violent crimes, drug abuse is behind it,” he said. The chairman said that banditry, rape, gender based violence and kidnapping are a synopsis to the fact that drug abuse was eating deep into the fabrics of Nigeria.