Today’s edition of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Weekly Subject Experts’ Presentation was held at Hall C, TY BURATAI Block, NARC, Abuja. The presentation was made by the Subject Experts covering South East Asia.
Today’s presentation was made by Brig. Gen. SN Eze Subject Expert for South East Asia. Amongst topical headlines he highlighted from the region, his presentation focused on the recovery of 1.1 tonnes of Crystal Meth in one week by the Thai government. This was a result of the surge in narcotic trafficking since the country’s borders reopened after covid 19 lockdowns. In Nigeria, drugs are an issue of national emergency, especially in the South West and South East. The NDLEA seems to have built up expertise in relation to the detection and dismantling of clandestine methamphetamine laboratories. He further stated that this illicit market of drugs is yet far from being eradicated. He highlighted that there is a need for the implementation of stricter control by the national authorities on precursor chemicals and other psychotropic substances, strict drug enforcement laws, drug rehabilitation programs for the consumers and public enlightenment campaigns on the dangers of the consumption of drugs.
Present at the briefing was: Ed Consul, Director of Research, other management staff, Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows, Consultants, senior officers, and other staff of the Centre.