Drug dealing: NDLEA convicts 27 offenders in Rivers
Following the efforts of the Rivers State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to wipe out drug dealers, the body says it has secured the conviction of twenty-seven drug
offenders between January and July this year.
In a statement released by the spokesperson of the body, Emmanuel Ogbumbada, the 27 convicts are
among one hundred and ninety suspected drug offenders who were arrested by NDLEA operatives
during the period under review.
Indications from the statement also disclosed that “one hundred and sixty-two of those arrested are
males while twenty-eight are females”.
Also, NDLEA succinctly disclosed that twenty-four drug dependent persons were rehabilitated at a
makeshift center in the state and reunited with their families.
In relation to the above, the State Commandant of the NDLEA, Rachel Shelling, therefore called on the
government and corporate organizations to assist the agency through the provision of logistics.