By Dayo Johnson
AKURE—NO fewer than 119 suspects have been arrested inside six months and 6703 kg of arduous medicine and psychotropic substance seized by the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, NDLEA, in Ondo State.
Solely 22 convictions had been secured by the State Command of the company.
The State Commandant of the NDLEA, Mr. Haruna Gagara, who stated this in Akure famous that the medicine seized by the command included; 5784.61kg of Hashish Sativa, 917.04 of Psychotropic substances, 2Kg of ‘Skuchies’, 42.1 grams of Cocaine throughout the interval.
Gagara famous that farms of Hashish Sativa measuring 188 hectares had been destroyed including that in the identical interval of six months, 119 suspects had been arrested.
Talking on Drug Demand Discount, DDR, Gagara stated: “The Command admitted 9 shoppers, whereas six shoppers had been efficiently recommended and discharged.
“61 suspects between the ages of 14-50 years are additionally referred for counseling from the provision discount unit.
“Public enlightenment and consciousness campaigns had been carried out in 16 completely different places throughout the state.
“Primarily based on the statistics above, it’s crucial that governments, communities, households, faculties, NGOs and media ought to take needed steps to counteract drug abuse and illicit trafficking within the state.”
The commander lamented “that the extent of drug abuse and illicit trafficking within the nation posed threats to safety of the Nation, and in addition the well being of residents who indulged in nefarious actions.
“The teeming variety of Nigerian youths at the moment present process counseling and rehabilitation for drug abuse is kind of alarming and devastating.
“The rising variety of Nigerian youths affected by one type of psychological sickness or the opposite on account of substance abuse has continued to be on the rise.”