The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ondo State at the weekend said it had arrested no fewer than 66 drug offenders in the state between January and May this year.
The NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr. Mohammed Malami – Sokoto disclosed this at a press conference on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held in Akure, the state capital.
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Sokoto added that those arrested were 55 males and 11 females, saying 22 out of the arrested suspects had been charged to court and convicted to various jail terms.
He also informed that the agency had seized Cannabis sativa weighing 1,348.62kgs within the period under review.
The NDLEA boss, who noted that there is reduction in demand for drug in the state, said 23 people are under counseling and seven have been rehabilitated.
He, however, said that the agency had destroyed 36.7tons of cannabis at farmland.
While assuring that the agency would continue to ensure its effort to reduce drug abuse in the state, Sokoto said sensitization programmes were carried out in 18 primary, secondary and two Tertiary institutions on how to curb the menace.