The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s (NDLEA) Osun State Command said on Friday that 253 drug suspects had been apprehended in the state.
According to Samuel Egbeola, the Osun NDLEA commander, the agency also confiscated 385.539 kilogrammes of various illicit narcotics.
There were 240 men and 13 women among the accused, but only four have been found guilty, and roughly 30 cases are still pending in court.
Cannabis sativa, tramadol, and Rohypnol are among the illegal narcotics, according to the NDLEA’s director.
Between June 2020 and June this year, according to Egbeola, the command destroyed 10.050 hectares of cannabis plantations and counseled 167 drug addicts.
While marking 2021 United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking, Egbeola noted that the feats achieved were made possible through the assistance of several stakeholders.
“Number one of this list is the state government and other stakeholders in the state. We remain grateful and we solicit for more of this assistance.”
“The international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking or world drug day is marked on 26th June every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving the goal of a world free of drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
“It is a day to share research findings, evidence-based data and lifesaving facts and to continue tapping into a shared spirit of solidarity.
“Each year a theme is selected by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC. The theme for this year is ‘SHARE THE FACTS ON DRUG AND SAVE LIVES’.
“This theme highlights the notion and misinformation that has been going on about drugs and the need to share the facts and save lives. During this period we also look at our activities from the last celebration to date,” he said.