Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has disclosed 137 persons alleged to be involved in drug-related offenses in the state have been arrested.
Haruna Gagara, who is the NDLEA commander in the State, stated this in Akure, the State capital.
He also confirmed the destruction of 200 hectares of cannabis sativa (India Hemp) plantation by his men.
The state NDLEA boss revealed that the arrest of the 137 suspects was made between the months of May and October.
Among the figures, 127 were said to be male suspects while 10 were arrested for cultivating cannabis Sativa (India hemp).
Gagara, who expressed sadness at the high rate of cannabis cultivation, growing, and dealing with illicit drugs in the state, said that the command had been working relentlessly to ensure that the menace is totally curbed in the state.
He said, “Between May to October, we have been able to arrest 137 suspects most of whom were male and female, also we equally destroyed 200 hectares of cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp).
“Despite all this effort, the people have refused to change on planting, growing and doing drug business. We have been carrying out campaign against illicit drugs in school, motor parks and host communities.
“We will continue to do our best while calling on the relevant security agencies, government at all levels to support the agency in their quest to reduce rate of cultivation of cannabis to the lowest minimum in the state.”