The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Anambra State has expressed concern over new trend of using tainted glass and siren vehicles by drug peddlers to beat security check in the area.
The State Commander, Mr. Sule Momodu, who disclosed this during the United Nations Day Against Illicit Drug Abuse and Trafficking celebration in Awka, on Monday said that the command had seized three tainted and siren cars with large quantity of cannabis in the state.
He said that the theme of this year’s celebration is “Listening to children and youths is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe”, had become imperative.
The Commander observed that most of the crimes committed in the society are propelled by drug abuse.
While urging parents to strengthen the relationship between them and their children to appropriately fight drug abuse in the state, he expressed the Command’s determination to fight illicit drug because of its havoc to society.
“When parents reach out to young persons, listen to them and share in their concerns, they help them to build positive attitude and relevant skills needed to prevent drug abuse. It will also help prevent them from other social vices inimical to societal peace and development.
“However, when they failed to listen to their children and read their body language, they create room for them to be misguided by their friends.”
He said that the Command had planned sensitisation in the schools, churches, government offices, banks, judiciary offices to further educate the people against illicit drug abuse.
He commended Gov. Willie Obiano efforts with the agency in the war against drug abuse which had helped to ensure security of the state since assumption of office.