NDLEA Arrests 31 Suspects over Illicit Drug Activities in Kwara

Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

Operatives  of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) in Kwara state have arrested 31 suspects for allegedly involving in the illicit drug activities between last year December and January this year in the state.

Besides, the  agency has confiscated 230kg of Cannabis,  40kg of Codeine and Tramadol in the state.

The NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr. Ibrahim Bashir  disclosed this in Ilorin yesterday while speaking with journalists on the activities of the agency.

He said that, the success was achieved following its, resumed special operation across the three senatorial districts of the state.

He said that the exercise  which started last year December to January this year has stretched to  target top dealers of illicit drugs across the state.

 Bashir  added: “Upon resumption of the operation last week Friday, the agency has confiscated close to 270kg of different illicit drugs coming into the state.

“The operation covered strategic places  like  Patigi, Baruba, Illesha, Offa and within Ilorin where the activities of drug dealers are so rampant”.

The commander stressed that “within Friday to this moment the agency has arrested about 31 suspects, confiscated 230kg of Cannabis and 40kg of Codeine and Tramadol”.

He also  said that,  the agency had  intercepted a vehicle carrying illicit drugs from Lagos to Niger State through the state.

He further stated that substance use in the state was on the increase but with determination, more support from the governor particularly on logistics, cooperation from communities and professionalism from the agency’s officers the agency was ready to tackle the menace.

The commander further disclosed that the agency had devised a full force to cut down the supply chains of hard drugs and also active in addressing the demand aspect.

He  therefore said that the NDLEA had been working round the state so as to educate and sensitise various communities on the need to stay away from  illicit drug  business in the state.

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