The Taraba State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency secured 15 convictions and seized well over 110.7kg of hard drugs across the State in October 2016.
The State Commander of the NDLEA, Ishiaku Kwajafa, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Jalingo on Sunday.
Kwajafa vowed that anyone behind the sale of the deadly substances will be prosecuted upon arrest.
He said: “Unrepentant drug dealers will not escape going to jail as the Command will show no mercy on anyone caught dealing on banned substances across the State.
“All those who test our will, will be striped bare of all they have acquire from this illicit trade.”
The Commander used the opportunity to appeal to parents to monitor the activities and friends of their wards in order to detect any negative change in their character, assuring them of the readiness of the Command to to intervene from all directions.
Kwajafa added: “We will do all within our mandate to assist in extensive public awareness, especially on the identification of a drug dependent child, the dangers of drug abuse, counseling and rehabilitation.”
He commended the untiring effort of the officers of the Command for their professional conduct at all times, even in the face of stiff resistance by the enemies of the State who see drug business as an honest day job and would do everything to keep their illicit income alive without recourse to the pains inflicted on innocent and uninformed public.
He said: “Since you have sworn to inflict pains on your fellow human because of money, be prepared to feel the pains we will inflict on you under the law.
“I attribute our successes to the unwavering effort of my Officers who carrying out their job as if their lives depend on it.”
While commending the synergy with sister agencies, the Government in the State, Kwajafa reiterated the need for effective collaboration and partnership with stakeholders on information and other necessary assistance.
He solicited the cooperation of everyone in the area of useful information that will assist the Command in the execution of its duty, if the war must be won.
He said: “We will treat information and its sources with the highest level of confidentiality.
“We can’t afford to lose this war.”