HeadlinesIllicit Trade NDLEA advises drug adict parents not to give up, arrests 133 suspects in 2020 By maritimemag January 2, 202140 views ShareTweet 0 NDLEA advises drug addict parents not to give up, arrests 133 suspects in 2020 Bisi ABASS The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, has advised drug addicts’ parents and loved ones never give up on them as there is hope for people who use drugs. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, made this call in a statement in Ibadan on Friday. She said, “There is hope for people who use drugs, so parents and loved ones should never give up on them. “Stakeholders must work together to get useful information on drug abuse to win the fight against trafficking in our communities.” “The NDLEA command appreciates the support from the state government and other stakeholders during the year.” NDLEA the statement revealed, arrested a total of 133 suspects for various drug-related offences in 2020. Okuwobi noted that 44 convictions were recorded during the year and the convicts were currently serving various jail terms ranging from six months to 10 years and seized 4,739.195 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, otherwise known as Indian Hemp, and other illicit substances during the period under review. She said that the command destroyed two marijuana farms at Ajani village in Ona-Ara and Oluyole local government areas of the state. Okuwobi disclosed further, that, the command had no fewer than 51 people undergoing counselling. The 133 arrests in 2020 indicate a decrease compared with 201 recorded in 2019. © 2021, maritimemag. All rights reserved.