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Ogun now dumping ground for drugs – NDLEA laments, arrests 22 suspects

No fewer than 21 suspects have been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ogun State Command. The agency said the St...


No fewer than 21 suspects have been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ogun State Command.

The agency said the State had turned a dumping ground for drugs.

They were arrested within one month for drug-related offences in the Gateway State.

The NDLEA Assistant Commander, Drug Demand Reduction in Ogun, Eucharia Ekwu, also confirmed the seizure of 700 kilogrammes of cannabis within the period under review.

Speaking at the command headquarters in Abeokuta, Ekwu disclosed that the seizures were between August and September 14, 2021.

According to her, 28.59 grams of Methamphetamine, 360 tablets of molly, 13.65g of crack, 279 bottles of codeine and 1,400 tablets of a psychotropic substance were also seized by the agency during the time.

Ekwu lamented that Ogun State, being a state with many entries into other states and the Republic of Benin, had “become a dumping ground for drugs.”

She added that 18 men and three women were arrested, hinting that the majority of those engaging in drugs were students in secondary schools and higher learning institutions.

“When you have a state with the highest population of students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions, you are bound to have a lot of drug users,” she added.

Meanwhile, the NDLEA has called for more cooperation from the public in carrying out its operations.

“We need more logistics and we need more cooperation from members of the public,” she stated.

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