Anambra community declares war on meth, other illicit drugs

The indigenes of Umudioka, a community in the Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, have declared war on illicit drugs, most especially Methamphetamine or Crystal Meth in the area.

In a statement signed by the President-General, Umudioka Improvement Union, Chike Odoji, the indigenes and non-indigenes resident in Umudioka were prohibited from taking Indian Hemp and any other illegal substances.

The statement read, “This is to announce to all indigenes of Umudioka and non-indigenes living in Umudioka that henceforth consumption, smoking and sales of Mkpuru Mmili; Isi na Awa Agu; Aju Achu Enwe; Stonch; Indian Hemp; and other substances/illicit drugs have been proscribed in Umudioka and her environs.”

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These are names of the drugs in their local parlance.

Moreso, Odoji noted that the association would soon collaborate with the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, anti-cult and other relevant law enforcement agencies to begin the arrest of defaulters.

“Soonest, UIU in conjunction with NDLEA, anti-cult and other relevant law enforcement agencies will commence a manhunt for all the dealers and consumers within Umudioka. You are therefore advised to stay away from any known bunk that deals on the above-prohibited items. We will not spare anyone once apprehended no matter how highly placed,” the statement read.

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