By Tricia Ikem

Lagos state police command openly burnt over N50million worth of hard drugs in the state. Acting Lagos state commissioner of police Edgal Imohimi, led policemen and Lagos state Task Force on Environment and Special Offences Unit among other security agencies to burn the drugs at the Olusosun dumpsite at Ojota area of the state.

Edgal said that the command have zero tolerance for hard drugs. He decried the rising cases of hard drugs usage among the youth as the hard drugs intake fuels crime , cultism, youth restiveness and other deviant behaviour.

Speaking further,You will recall that during my town hall meetings, I said that as long as I am the commissioner of police Lagos state command,we must rid our community of hard drugs,drug peddlers and take back our streets from these people.

“I have instructed my officers to carry out series of operations to recover hard drugs anywhere they are being sold and arrest those selling the drugs and prosecute them. Inline with with the court order,today we are openly destroying the drugs siezed which have an estimated street value of over N50million”.

Speaking on the danger hard drugs posed in the society, Imohimi said “These drugs are very dangerous. Some of them are called Arizona,Knoch, and there is also another one called Codinne.More worrisome about codinne is that our youth can get it over the counter and in the pharmacy. I am using this opportunity to call on pharmacists and other professionals that drugs like codinne must not be dispensed without a doctor’s prescription.

This clampdown on drugs will continue and the end result is that our youth should not have access to these hard drugs.There is a strong correlation between hard drugs and crime,deviant behaviour. We must take back our neighbourhood from drug peddlers.We must all join hands to take our neighbourhood back. We have over fifty six suspects arrested at the Alaska area of the state.Some of them have been charged to court. We will not allow drugs to be sold on our streets anymore”.

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