The Edo Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that no fewer than 362 suspects were arrested for illicit drugs use and trafficking between June 2018 and May 2019. The state Commander, Mr Buba Wakawa, disclosed this on Wednesday in Benin at the ceremony marking the 2019 United Nations Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Wakawa said that the figure comprised 229 males and 133 females, adding that 42,122.43 kilogrammes of illicit drugs were seized by the command within the period under review. The menace of drug abuse is multi-faceted and as such requires aggressive public enlightenment campaign, complimented by other measures to exterminate the trend. Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) is committed to raising awareness through its Preventive Programme for Schools Initiative where schools are visited and children and youths are exposed to the dangers associated with drug abuse.
Source (Thisday, Friday, June 28th, 2019.)