NDLEA seizes 4,776.4 illicit drugs, nabs 315 suspects in Osun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, June 26, 2023

NDLEA seizes 4,776.4 illicit drugs, nabs 315 suspects in Osun

The Osun State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has disclosed that it has seized over 4,776.4 kilograms of illicit drugs in the state within a year.

In a statement issued by the State Commander of the agency, Nnadi Chidi, he said 315 suspects were also arrested in connection to the seizures.

​"Within the last commemoration of Day against Drug abuse in June 26, 2022 till date, Osun State Command took a giant leap in curtailing the scourge of drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the State. A total of three hundred and fifteen -315- suspects comprising two hundred and seventy nine -279- males and thirty-six -36- females were arrested for drug related offences while the illicit drugs seized weighed 4,776.38644kg.
"The breakdown of the drug seizure are as follows: Cannabis sativa 4,735.033kg,​  Diazepam 7.909kg, Tramadol 4.896kg,  Methamphetamine - 0.40956grms, Rophynol​ 0.413grms, Benazine​160grms, Skushies 12.713kg, Molly 0.011grms, Codeine 1.8kg and Cocaine 47grms - total​​​ling -​4,776.38644kg​
"Out of the 315 suspects arrested, seventy-five (75) were briefly counselled and reintegrated back to their families while seenty (70) suspects were successfully prosecuted and convicted. 

"It is also worthy of note that within the period of review, 3.3 hectares of cannabis farm was destroyed at Owena Area, Oriade LGA of Osun State", it reads in part.

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