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No fewer than 330 suspects have been arrested for various drug offences in 2021.
The Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, Dr Wale Ige, disclosed this on Tuesday.
Ige said the 330 suspects comprising 297 males and 33 females.
He added that the suspects included those dealing in cannabis sativa, Tramadol, Diazepam, Rohypnol, Colorado, codeine, chocolate infused with codeine and other psychotropic substances.
The Commander, who spoke through the state command’s Public Relations Officer, Mutiat Okuwobi, said a total seizure of 3543.956kg of Cannabis sativa and other narcotic and psychotropic substances during the period under review was recorded.
He said the command also recovered four locally-fabricated pistols with seven live cartridges, black colour Toyota Sequoia with registration number LAGOS MUS 553, which contained 608.40kg of cannabis substance .
According to him,another one recovered was a red Nissan Primera with registration number No LAGOS FKJ 890 DZ, containing 85.90kg of cannabis sativa, while a cannabis farm of 0.692155 hectares located at Olosun village, Akinyele LGA was also destroyed.
Ige said out of 101 suspects charged to court, 48 of them were convicted for various drug offences, with jail terms ranging from six months to life imprisonment.
He stated further that the Command gave brief intervention via counselling to 104 people who use drugs (PWUD), consisting of 98 males and six females.
He said “We presently have five clients undergoing residential rehabilitation. Ten persons who were rehabilitated are integrated back to the society during the year under review.”
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