Saturday, 24 June 2017

NDLEA captures 317 suspects in Kwara, Kogi


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has reported the capture of 166 and 151 suspects and the seizure of 4,771.65kg and 3,498.035kg of medications by the Kwara and Kogi state commands separately. 

Kwara State NDLEA Commandant, Mr. Ona Ogilegwu, said 152 guys and 14 females were captured for sedate related offenses inside the most recent 12 months. 

Ogilegwu included that it additionally seized 4,771.65kg of illegal medications, comprising 4,712.33kg of cannabis sativa and 59.32kg of psychotropic substances. 

Talking in Ilorin at a program composed by the NDLEA, as a team with the state's Drug Abuse Control Committee, to recognize the 2017 United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, themed: 'Listen First', Ogilegwu distinguished cannabis sativa, prevalently called Indian hemp, as the medication generally manhandled by young people and grown-ups in the state. 

He included that the charge restored and released 40 medicate subordinate people and advised 112 medication clients amid the period under survey. 

"The medication circumstance in Kwara State is getting to be noticeably testing as ladies have participated in the medication exchange. In the period under survey, 14 female suspects were captured," he said. 

The Chairperson of the state's Drug Abuse Control Committee, Mrs. Risikat Lawal, said the advisory group had been making mindfulness among the people about the threat natural in unlawful utilization of medications and helping addicts. 

Additionally, the Kogi State NDLEA Commandant, Alhaji Idris Bello, said no less than 151 suspects were captured regarding different medication related offenses amongst January and June 2017, including that six of the suspects were ladies. 

He said the order seized 3498.035kg of Indian hemp and other psychotropic substances, for example, Tramadol, Diazepam, Rohypnol and Codeine in the period under audit 

The commandant said that 12 tranquilize wrongdoers had been sentenced to different terms in jail, with 10 cases pending at the Federal High Court, while 57 were guided under a short intercession program.

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