NDLEA in Akwa Ibom secured 68 convictions in 2023 – commander

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 Uyo, Jan. 23, 2023 – The Akwa Ibom Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) secured 68 convictions in 2023.

Mrs Obot Bassey, the state Commander, said this at a press conference in Uyo on Tuesday.

The command also arrested 195 suspects, comprising 159 males and 36 females as well as seized 1, 267. 24kg of drugs during the period.

It counseled 278 persons comprising 263 males and 15 females during the year.

“For the year 2023 just ended, The Akwa Ibom Command recorded the following achievements; arrested 195 suspects comprising 159 males and 36 females and recorded drug seizures totalling 1, 267. 244kg.

“During the period under review, we secured 68 convictions and all of them are serving jail terms in our custodial centres.

“Compared with the statistics of 2022, it is obvious that the Command had a better achievement in 2023.

“With the seizure of 460.344kg of drugs in 2022 and 1, 267.244kg in 2023, there is a 175 per cent increase in the seizures recorded.

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