Topnaija.ng opnaija.ng can Confirm that The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command on Tuesday said it arrested no fewer than 200 suspected drug traffickers and convicted 39 persons in the state in 2018.
NDLEA Commandant, Mrs Omolade Faboyede, while addressing journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, added that the convicts were sentenced to different jail terms ranging from 6 months to 10 years.
She also disclosed that 5,593.426 kilograms of illicit drugs were seized from the suspects, indicating a decrease from the 7,090.34 kilograms seized in 2017.
Faboyede said that the command gave drug intervention to 102 persons, among whom are eight people who have been rehabilitated and successfully integrated into the society.
She said that the reduction in the demand for drug in the state was as a result of the deliberate activities of the command.
She advised members of the public to always report any suspicious movements to the authorities concerned to enable them rid the society of criminal activities.
Faboyede said, “Our enlightenment campaigns against drug abuse and trafficking in the state are yielding positive results as we reach out to all and sundry, including primary and secondary school, tertiary institutions, private organizations and government establishments”.