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NDLEA arrests 330 drug traffickers, secures 48 convictions in 2021

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, says it arrested 330 drug traffickers and secured 48 convictions in the state in 2021.…

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, says it arrested 330 drug traffickers and secured 48 convictions in the state in 2021.

The NDLEA commander in the state, Dr Wale Ige, made this known in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, on Sunday in Ibadan.

Ige said the suspects comprising 297 males and 33 females were arrested for dealing in various drugs such as Cannabis sativa, Tramadol, Diazepam, Rohypnol, Colorado, Codeine, chocolate infused with codeine and other psychotropic substances.

Ige said that 101 suspects were charged to court while 48 of them were convicted for various drug offences with jail terms ranging from six months to life imprisonment in the year under review.

“The command gave brief intervention via counselling to 104 People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) consisting of 98 males and six females.

“We presently have five clients undergoing residential rehabilitation while ten persons were rehabilitated and integrated back to the society during the year under review,” he said.

Ige said the command recorded a total seizure of 3,543.96 kilogrammes of Cannabis sativa and other narcotic and psychotropic substances during the period under review. (NAN)

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