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.
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.