The Kwara State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested a total of 74 suspects with 391.26 kilogramme of hard drugs between January and July this year.
The state commander of the agency, Mr. Apeh Reuben, who disclosed this in Ilorin while speaking with journalists, said 62 of the suspects were males, while 12 were females.
The NDLEA boss, who further revealed that 14 people had been convicted by the state High Court, Ilorin on offences involving possession and smoking of hard drugs, added that their sentences ranged from 12 months to eight years imprisonment.
The command also paraded five suspected drug users, who were arrested in an uncompleted building around Baboko area of Ilorin metropolis with sophisticated locally made pistols ready for operation.
Daily Trust, August 11
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