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NDLEA Seizes About 2,460kg Of Illegal Drugs In Ogun State

On Monday the 4th of July 2022, the Idiroko Borderland Special Area Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) announced that it has seized about 2,460kg of illicit drugs within 12 Months in Ogun.⁣

This was disclosed by Mrs Archie-Abia Ibinabo, Commander, Idiroko Special Area Command, Ogun, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Idiroko.⁣

Giving a breakdown of the drugs seized to include 100 kg of tramadol, 2,344 kg of cannabis sativa and 16 kg of protein, all within June 2021 and June 2022, she added that only about eighteen (18) persons had been arrested between May and June 2022, sitting the reopening of the border some two (2) months ago as the reason.⁣

Further explaining, she said that out of the eighteen (18) suspects arrested ten (10) of the suspects were still under prosecution and seven (7) inclusive of two women had already been sentenced to jail terms.

Appealing to the government of Ogun state, she asked that the government provide mini-rehabilitation centres for victims of drug abuse. According to her, this will enable the command counsel and educate the victims of drug abuse in order to turn them back to profitable citizens of Nigeria.⁣

She said that 15 person’s had been counselled on the dangers of using illicit drugs and reunited with their families.⁣
“The command has been able to take so much illicit drugs out of the society through synergy and cooperation of all the security and para-military agencies in Idiroko axis and its environs.”

“We have taken such magnitude of drugs out of the society which could have filtered into our communities.”

“These drugs are responsible for influencing most of the crimes committed in the state,” she said.⁣

The NDLEA boss also said that the command had destroyed countless dark drug joint spot across Idiroko and its environs.

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