NDLEA Destroys Illicit Drugs Worth N100m In Oyo
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed illicit drugs worth 100 million Naira in Oyo State in Western Nigeria.
It was the climax of the Oyo State Command of the NDLEA.
According to the command, over 14,000 kilogrammes of assorted forfeited illicit drugs seized in the state were destroyed.
The spokesman for the NDLEA in the state, Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, said in a statement that the drugs destroyed included 14,127.705 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp), 40.601kilogrammes of psychotropic substances, 56.05 grammes of cocaine and 0.8 grammes of heroine.
"The state command in 2013 destroyed a total of 14,624.664kg of illicit drugs while a total of 20,784.596kg of illicit drugs was also destroyed in 2014.
"Our activities begin with tracking of suspected drug merchants, drug exhibits, prosecution of drug dealers and forfeiture of the drugs.
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"Until drugs are completely destroyed, they remain a threat to societal peace,” she said.
She said that the agency had not relented in ensuring that seized drugs in the nation were not recycled.
"We advise parents, teachers, traditional rulers and community leaders not to abandon their responsibilities in ensuring that their children and wards are drug free," she added.