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NDLEA Seizes 888,743kg of Drugs, Secures 2,224 Convictions in Eight Months




The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has secured the conviction of 2,224 persons, comprising 1,985 males and 239 females, following the arrests of 8,561 drug traffickers between January and August 2023.

The anti-narcotics agency also seized a total of 888,743 illicit drugs within the same period, according to official data exclusively obtained by our correspondent.

The agency recently disclosed that approximately 14.3 million Nigerians within the age range of 15 and 64 years, with an increasing number of women were now involved in drug abuse.

The Ogun State Commander of the NDLEA, Ibiba Odili, stated this earlier in the month during the War Against Drug Abuse launch in collaboration with the Lions Club International in Abeokuta.

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