The NDLEA Commander in Imo State, Nse Inam, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Owerri that in the year 2020, the command was able to record notable achievements in various areas of operations even though there was a slight decline from those of 2019.
Inam said the command arrested 165 suspects, including 145 males and 20 females, adding that youths between the age brackets of 17 and 35 formed the highest number of those arrested.
Also, the command seized 959.677kg of hard drugs such as cannabis sativa, cocaine, tramadol, methamphetamine, heroin and diazepam.
According to him, the command sensitized no fewer than 3,444 persons on drug related issues and ways to control the menace in the society.
He said the command organised trainings for 2,700 students of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri; Community Secondary School, Mbieri; Girls Secondary School, Ifakala; and Army Day Secondary School, Obinze.
The command also sensitised about 674 persons at Ogwunama autonomous community in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area and Ugiri community, Isiala mbano Local Government Area of the state.
Inam emphasised the need for all hands to be on deck with a view to keeping the state safe from illicit drug use and trafficking.