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NDLEA Secures Conviction Of 67 Drug Traffickers In Edo

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In Edo State, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency reported that in 2023, it had succeeded in convicting 67 drug traffickers.

According to Buba Wakawa, the NDLEA Edo State Sector Commander, who made this revelation to media on Sunday, the suspects were taken into custody between January and December of the year in question.

He said 173 drug suspects were charged to court in 2023, out of which 67 were convicted to various jail terms by the state courts.

Wakawa added that 106 cases involving the drug suspects are still pending at different stages in courts in the state.

He said, “Out of 173 suspects that were apprehended, 67 were convicted to various jail terms by the courts, while 106 cases are in various stages in court. All these arrests were made from January to December last year.”

The Sector Commander further disclosed that during the period under review, 414 drug-dependent persons were arrested by the drug reduction unit across the state.

He added, “The 414 drug-dependent persons after the arrest were counseled and reunited with their families in the hope that they will stay drug-free.”

Wakawa called on communities throughout the state to stop granting land to individuals for drug cultivation, even as he pleaded with the populace to support the agency by providing helpful information that would help it succeed in the drug war.

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