NDLEA Arrests 225 Suspects, Seizes 809kg of Illicit Drugs in Kwara

The Kwara State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested 225 suspected drug traffickers and seized 809, 200 kilograms of illicit drugs since January this year.

The acting state commander of the agency, Odewale Adebimpe, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in commemoration of the 2023 World Drug Day, in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, on Tuesday.

According to her, the command secured 57 convictions, while 39 cases are still pending in court. Disclosing that 99 drug users were counselled by the command, she worried about the involvement of students of institutions of higher learning in drug abuse.

The NDLEA commander explained that the command was conducting intelligence-led operational activities to reverse the trend in addition to various advocacy and enlightenment measures put in place.

She called on the state government and other stakeholders to support the agency to enable it to reduce drug abuse and trafficking to the barest minimum.

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