The Ogun State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said that it arrested no fewer than 63 male suspects in the state for various drug offences between January and April this year.
Acting State Commander of NDLEA, Mr Okafor Olisa, disclosed this in Abeokuta, adding that 30 suspects had been convicted and sentenced to various jail terms.
According to him, “forty-nine drug users were successfully counselled by the DDR unit for drug abuse and reintegrated into the society.
“Thirty drugs suspects were sentenced to various jail terms while six charges were filed at Federal High Court in the state.
“The total seizure of 869.162 kilogrammes of hard drug was recorded which include cannabis sativa, heroin and cocaine.”
“The Command therefore appealed to parents to monitor their wards and also spirited indigines of the State to expose drug dealers in their environment because of negative consequences associated with drug abuse.”