NDLEA Arrests 17 persons, Recovers Pistol, 6.2kg of Drugs in Ogun State Raid
By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has conducted raids in Ogun State. The NDLEA stormed various drug joints in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, arresting 17 persons. The agency also recovered a pistol and 6.2 kilograms of abandoned and seized illicit drugs.
According to the Commander of Narcotics, NDLEA Ogun State, Ibiba Odili, the joint operation was carried out in partnership with the operatives of 35 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Alamala Barracks, Abeokuta and those of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The NDLEA boss stated that, “The cumulative impact of all three phases revealed a chilling reality: a total of three suspects were apprehended, along with fourteen drug users. The combined weight of the confiscated cannabis sativa amounted to a staggering 6.2 kilograms, abandoned and seized.”
The raids are part of the NDLEA’s effort to combat drug abuse in Nigeria. The agency has been conducting raids in various states across the country to stem the tide of drug abuse. The NDLEA has also been working with other law enforcement agencies to tackle the drug problem in Nigeria. The agency has called on Nigerians to support its efforts by providing information on drug dealers and users in their communities.