No fewer than 35 drug suspects were on Thursday arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) during raid in some motor parks in Anambra State.
Sule Momodu, state commander of the agency, said the raid would be a continuous exercise to ensure the state was free of illicit drugs, especially in the parks.
He said the substances suspected to be cannabis sativa, cocaine and heroin were recovered from suspects, saying the raid was carried out in a joint operation with soldiers, police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Prisons Service and Nigeria Immigration Service.
The area raided included Nnewi, Ihiala, Aba, Obosi, Okija, Okpoko, Owerri, Lagos, and Benin City parks in the state.
He said the raid would be a continuous exercise to ensure the state was free of illicit drugs, especially in the parks, and commended the Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, for giving them the needed logistics to do the work.
He said those arrested would be screened to determine their culpability in the crime before taking them to court, and advised parents to always monitor the activities of their children so as to know when they had gone astray.
He said the agency would prosecute drug peddlers and abusers in the state.