Wednesday, March 22

Man arrested with over 11, 000 tablets of ecstasy

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The 35-year old Abuchi Godspower Nwanko, a resident of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe was clutched at his residence on the 6 February 2023 around 09:45 hours onwards with 11,340 pills of ecstasy, a controlled drug locally called ‘Gaw-Gaw’.

The spokesperson of the country’s narcotics agency who was contacted for comments, confirmed the development, claiming that suspect is under their custody as investigation into the matter continues.

“The estimated street value of the total quantities of drugs seized with him is said to be around D 3,969,000.00.”

Ecstasy, also referred to as ‘quick fix’ in the streets Saidybah explained, is a highly potent psychoactive drug that causes confusion, anxiety, depression and a compulsive drug seeking behaviour. 

“The most dangerous aspect relates to abusers using such drugs that are without quality standards or in combination with other types of drugs. Such a behaviour can result in immediate or permanent confusion or even loss of life.”

“We therefore call on the public particularly to youth to value their lives and work on their future. Equally, we call on the public to remain alert and report suspicious criminal related activities to law enforcement operatives because we cannot be everywhere at every time,” he posited.