National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it has arrested thirty-seven suspected drug dealers in Oyo State in the 3rd quarter of this year.

This is contained in a statement in Ibadan signs in Ibadan by the NDLEA Public Relations Officer, PRO, Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi.

The statement notes that the suspects were arrested various drugs which include Cannabis Sativa, Tramadol, Diazepam, Rohypnol, Colorado, Codeine and other psychotropic substances.

The command also recorded the seizure of over three thousand kilograms of Cannabis Sativa and other narcotics and psychotropic substances during the period under review. 

NDLEA Commander in Oyo State, Mrs Josephine Obi says the command had begun investigation on the seizure of a lorry load of compressed cannabis weighing 2060.7kg transferred by the Nigeria Custom Services, Oyo/Osun Command.

The Oyo NDLEA boss states further that two Cannabis sativa farms measuring 0.215380 hectares and 0.06400 hectares were also destroyed at Ajani Village in Ona-Ara Local Government Area of the state.

Mrs Obi notes that the command also gave brief intervention via counseling to forty-nine drugs users and rehabilitated six persons who were integrated back to the society.

She said recovery of cannabis-infused foods and beverages is of great concern and calls for greater vigilance by parents and guardians to prevent their children and wards from becoming drug dependent.

The Oyo State NDLEA Commander, therefore, advises the general public to be watchful and give necessary and timely information in order to rid the state of illicit drug abuse and trafficking.

Rasheedah Makinde


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