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72 SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN OYO IN THREE MONTHS –NDLEA

The Oyo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 72 suspects between July and September 2022.

The suspects, comprising 52 males and 20 females whose age range falls between 17 and 60years, were arrested in connection with various drug offences.

The Command Spokesperson, Mutiat Okuwobi, who is a Chief Superintendent of Narcotics, disclosed these in a statement.

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She noted that some of the drug offences crime committed include dealing in Cannabis Sativa, cocaine, tramadol, diazepam, Rohypnol, colorado, codeine, amphetamine, skoochies and cake mixed with cannabis.

The statement added that the Command recorded a total seizure of 502.076kg of cannabis Sativa as well as other narcotic and psychotropic substances during the period under review.

The statement further revealed that the non-drug exhibits include one locally fabricated pistol with one cartridge and four rounds of 9mm live ammunition recovered.

In addition, a total of 3.851 acres of cannabis Sativa farmland located at Oluwo village, Ido local government area was destroyed in September 2022.

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