NDLEA advocates capital punishment for drug dealers
The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) has advocated for capital punishment against those who deal in narcotic drugs.
The agency after a three-day awareness workshop for Orlu, Okigwe and Owerri zones of the state, stated that drug dealing and sale of psychotropic substances were regarded in other parts of the world as a serious offense.
Speaking at the workshop held at Rosy Arts Theatre Owerri, the NDLEA Assistant State Commander (Operations and Intelligence), Raji Kayode, said that the establishment of NDLEA in 1989 was aimed at stopping illicit narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and its consumption following their dangerous effects on the society.
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He said that NDLEA Act N30 LFN 2004 provided and stipulated different punishment for different categories of offenders ranging 10 years, 15 years and 25 years imprisonment respectively for the various categories of offenses mentioned in the Act.
Raji Kayode said: “Exports, transports or otherwise traffic in drugs popularly known as cocaine, heroin, LSD and other similar drugs shall be guilty of an offense and liable on conviction to be sentenced to imprisonment for life.”
He warned those patronizing the Nigeria Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers to avoid the use and sale of such psychotropic substances.
He said, “Most of the heinous crimes committed in the society today are as a result of the intake of psychotropic substance”.
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