The Akwa Ibom Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, says it has secured convictions for 35 out of the 353 drug suspects arrested in the last five months.
The state NDLEA Commander, Obot Bassey, said this when she spoke with newsmen today in Uyo.
Bassey said that the 353 suspects were made up of 307 males and 46 females.
She said that apart from the 35 convictions secured, several cases were still pending and undergoing prosecution at different stages in court.
The commander added that a total of 602.307 kilogram of drug were siezed during the period, which included; Cannabis sativa, Cocaine, Heroin and other psychotropic substances.
She said that efforts must be prioritised to create awareness on the devastating consequences of drug abuse and illicit trafficking on youths and the society.