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NDLEA Arrests 109 Suspected Dealers On Illicit Drugs In Ekiti


As the world mark the 2020 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, June 26, the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), Ekiti Command, disclosed it has arrested 109 suspected dealers on illicit drugs in the last 11 months in the state.

State Commander of NDLEA, Mr Gaura Shadow, revealed this at a press briefing on Friday in  to the state capital, Ado-Ekiti .

mark the 2020 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking.

The annual event, which is usually celebrated on June 26 was instituted by the United Nation General Assembly.

The commander who revealed that the suspects arrested included 89 males and 20 females added that about 1,399.7 Kilogrammes of illicit drugs were seized by the command during the period under review.

He said,
“The Command destroyed about 10 Cannabis Sativa plantations within the state, measuring about 59.5 hectares of farmland with fresh Carnabis Sativa weighing about 81.04 kg, excluding the 59 nursery beds.

“Area of destruction were Aba Igbira Forest in Iworoko-Ekiti, Ijesha Isu-Ikole-Ekiti, Ara-Ekiti, Otunja-Ekiti and Odo-Oro-Ikole-Ekiti." 

The command arrested a total of 109 suspects comprising 89 males and 20 females with recovery of 1,399.655 Kg of illicit substances.

“Carnabis Sativa 1,398.649 kg, Psychotropic substances 703.162 grammes, Cocaine/Heroine four grammes.

“We secured a total of 12 conviction at the Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, (10 males and 2 females).

He further said the command also counselled 106 clients and carried out 46 public enlightenment campaigns charging the people of Ekiti to shun abuse of illicit substances, as addicts  are at high risk of contracting  COVID-19 disease.


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