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NDLEA arrest 35 suspects in Anambra

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THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has raided some motor parks in Anambra State  and arrested no fewer than 35 alleged drug suspects.

The raid was carried out in a joint operation with soldiers, police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Prisons Service and Nigeria Immigration Service.

The area raided included Nnewi, Ihiala, Aba, Obosi, Okija, Okpoko, Owerri, Lagos and Benin parks in the state. Substances suspected to be cannabis sativa, cocaine and heroin were recovered from suspects.

Mr. Sule Momodu  NDLEA State Commander, said the raid would be a continuous exercise to ensure the state was free of illicit drugs, especially in the parks.

He commended the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, for giving them the needed logistics to do the work.

Momodu said those arrested would be screened to determine their culpability in the crime before taking them to court.

The commander advised parents to always monitor the activities of their children so as to know when they had gone astray.

He said that the agency would prosecute drug peddlers and abusers in the state to letter.

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