By Ibraheem Solaudeen.
The Kwara State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ambrose Umoru has remarked on the operations of the agency within two months of his assumption of office.
Umoru, who spoke in Ilorin on Thursday, revealed that about 26 people have been arrested in Kwara State for drug related offences within the period under review.
The Kwara NDLEA commander disclosed that 14 students from the University of Ilorin were arrested while smoking Indian hemp and abusing tramadol tablets.
He, however, noted that the students were later counselled and released to their families.
He also stated that the agency had discovered some drug joints along Adewole Estate, Maraba motor park, Ilofa road, Oko Olowo area, GRA, Ajikobi area, Malete, Omupo and Tanke axis.
Among those arrested by the state command for drug offences was a 54-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Odeh, who was reported to have a warehouse for marijuana.
Umoru explained that about 396 bags of cannabis weighing 4,356 kg were recovered from the suspect.
Others arrested were, Osuolale Gabriel, 45, Jamiu Isiaka, 24, Akeem Salawu 32, Yusuf Ibrahim 52, and Ekene Chukwuma.
Umoru emphasized on the need for parents to know the drug status of their children/ wards.
He added that, “Routine anti-drug abuse sensitization activities are currently ongoing in schools across the state. All hands must be on deck for us to sanitize this state of this drug scourge.”