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NDLEA burns 24.6 tons of illicit drugs in Kwara
NDLEA destroys N50billion worth of drugs in Abuja

Kwara State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday openly burnt 24.6 tons of illicit drugs and substances it confiscated.

The command added it had convicted 171 persons on the seized drugs, describing it as a major achievement of the agency

State Commander, NDLEA Ibrahim Saidu said this in Ilorin, the state capital at an event to destroy 24.6 tons of illicit narcotics, drugs and psychotropic substances.

He acknowledged the important roles of the state government and other stakeholders in achieving such feats.

He appealed to them to sustain their support for maximum success in the fight against drug abuse.
IGovernor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said the administration would not relent in its partnerships with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Kwara State Command, in checking the menace of drug abuse.

“We all know the menace of drug abuse and addiction, and how it destroys families, communities and the State, to the extent that non-state actors are now using drugs as a form of investment and means to continue to perpetrate violence in the society,” he said.

“As far as the government is concerned, the issue of drugs in our society is huge and must be combated. That is why I had to re-arrange my plans to be part of this occasion to show that the government has a buy-in in it,” he added

AbdulRazaq expressed delight that Kwara which was in 2018 rated high as one of the states abusing drugs is now gaining strength in the control, promising to continue to support the State Command on advocacy campaigns.