The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Agency have in series of raids arrested 31 suspects from whom 275.552kg of assorted illicit drugs were recovered.
The operation happened between the 6th and 20th of April, 2021, across part of the State labelled as “Red Zone”.
According to the acting Commander of the State, Callys Alumona, the puncture operations were carried out to curb the increasing rate of drug abuse among the youths and even the elderly in Ondo State. He said, this has led to the arrest of 31 suspects, which include 24 males, and 7 females. He added that, the illicit drugs seized consist of 74.285Kgs of cannabis-sativa, 267grammes of psychotropic substances; 201kgs of skuchies (a combination of cannabis, tramadol, ethanol, and zobo), while many of the drug spots have been rip to shreds.”
Meanwhile, Operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Agency have intercepted and seized 62.150kg of illicit drugs in Oron and Uyo areas of the state. The State Commander of the NDLEA, Mrs. Obot Bassey said, four suspects were arrested in the Sting two operations carried out on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April, 2021.