The Ebonyi command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it seized about 196 pinches of methamphetamine, popularly called “Mkpurummiri” from suspected drug dealers from January to date.
Mr. Isa Adoro, the state NDLEA Commander disclosed this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Thursday.
Adoro said that the seizures were made by the operatives of the agency in various locations in the state, including rural communities.
The commander restated the commitment of the agency to fighting drug trafficking and abuse not only in Ebonyi but in the entire country.
“The command has been working round the clock in spite of security challenges. We have carried out a lot of public enlightenment in Schools, Churches, Mosques and communities on the danger of drug intake.
“In general, 2021 from January till date, we have seized 196 pinches of methamphetamines, including the lose quantity, meth socked with beverage and these bring it to 0.506kgs,” he said.
On dangers associated with the intake of Mkpurummiri, the Commander described the drug as “most current dangerous” one to health around the globe.
“The mkpurummiri addiction has no cure any where around the world. It makes one to lose senses; it causes weakening of teeth and falling.
“To quickly know the person, who is addicted to methamphetamine; he or she will sometime picking off hair, peeling finger nails and regular sleepless night.
“I call on stakeholders in the state to join hands with the NDLEA in fighting the menace of drug trafficking and abuse,” Adoro advised.