The Edo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has inaugurated a special patrol squad to tackle illicit cases of drug trafficking and abuse in the state. Inaugurating the squad yesterday in Benin, the state NDLEA state commander, Buba Wakawa said the approach was aimed at intensifying surveillance operations to cut off illicit movement of narcotics as the festive season approaches.
“What we have done is to constitute a team of officers to beef up patrol thereby making the command more dynamic and vibrant in tackling the problem of drugs in the state.”
“This is a season where the love of money lures many people into criminal activities including drug trafficking. That is why we are out to intercept the movement of drugs before they get to their destination,”
He said the command believe that cutting off the supply of drugs is a vital strategy in preventing drug and substance abuse in our society.
Wakawa however warned drug barons to quit illicit drug cultivation and trafficking as the squad will leverage on intelligence-led techniques in intercepting drugs as well as arresting traffickers for prosecution.
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