The Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command seized 235.89kg of illicit drugs in the state between January and March.
This was revealed in a statement issued on Thursday by the agency State Commander, Abdullah Saeed, through the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi.
He said that the seized illicit drugs were cannabis sativa, narcotic and psychotropic substances.
He said the command throughalso arrested 56 people over drug-related offences, adding that 49 of the suspects were males, while seven of them were females.
According to him, ”They are aged between 16 and 60 years. They were arrested for dealing in illicit drugs such as cannabis sativa, tramadol, and diazepam.
“Some of them dealt in Rohypnol, colorado, codeine and other psychotropic substances,”
Saeed added that 18 people have been convicted, while seven others were rehabilitated and reintegrated into the society during the period.
”We carried out sensitisation programmes in 49 locations across the state campaigning against drug abuse,” he said.
The state commander urged the public to be vigilant and support the agency with reliable information that would enable it to tackle drug abuse.