The Oyo State Command of the National Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency has destroyed various kinds of illiicit drugs weighing over 16,000 kilogrammes.
The Chairman of the National Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa made this known on Tuesday at the public destruction of the over 16 tonnes of various kinds of illicit drugs.
The Chairman who was represented by the Secretary to the Agency, Shedrach Haruna said the drugs comprise illicit substances such as Cannabis Sativa, Cocaine, and Psychotropic substances and are worth over a billion naira.
Marwa who restated the agency’s commitment to stem the tide of illicit drug trafficking and usage in Nigeria, said about 3,539 persons have been arrested while about 667 of them have been prosecuted in the first quarter of 2022.
In his remarks, the Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde who was represented by the Secretary of State to the Government, promised the administration’s unflinching support in fighting against the menace of illicit drug usage and trafficking in the state.