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Ingenious Or Insane Traffickers Hide Drugs In Cows For Abuja Entry

Ingenious or Insane? Traffickers Hide Drugs in Cows for Abuja Entry!

The Network Against Corruption and Trafficking (NACAT) has made a startling revelation about the methods drug traffickers employ to smuggle hard drugs into the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to NACAT, these illicit substances from neighbouring states are hidden within cows to bypass arrest.

The traffickers also use concealment techniques, such as hiding drugs in bags of staple foods like garri, rice, and beans.

During a road sensitisation walk in a community abattoir around the Karu area of Abuja, NACAT’s Operational Manager, Stanley Ugagbe, shared these findings.

This initiative, in collaboration with the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of hard drugs.

Ugagbe highlighted that the Karu community bordering Nasarawa State is a significant hotspot for selling illicit drugs.

As revealed by a dealer, the drugs are primarily sourced in bulk from regions like Delta State, Benin City in Edo State, and Ibadan.

The sensitisation walk featured banners and placards with messages advocating against drug use and trafficking.

Editorial:
The innovative methods employed by drug traffickers to smuggle illicit substances into the FCT are a testament to the lengths they will go to ensure their illegal trade thrives.

Using cows as concealment highlights their audacity and underscores the urgency to combat this menace.

The collaboration between NACAT and NDLEA is a step in the right direction, but more proactive measures are required.

The fight against drug trafficking and abuse is not just a governmental responsibility but a collective one. Communities must be vigilant and report suspicious activities.

The devastating effects of drug abuse on individuals, families, and society at large cannot be overstated. It’s crucial to nip this issue in the bud before it spirals out of control.

Did You Know?

  • Drug trafficking is a global issue, with traffickers constantly devising new methods to evade law enforcement.
  • The global illicit drug trade is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions annually.
  • Drug abuse can lead to various health issues, including mental disorders, organ damage, and death.
  • Community involvement and awareness are vital in the fight against drug trafficking and abuse.
  • Effective border control and surveillance can significantly reduce the influx of illicit drugs into a region.

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