The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Osun State Command, yesterday intercepted a car loaded with 88.6kg of Indian hemp along the Ife/Ilesha express road.
The agency’s State Commandant, Mr Sam Egbeola, told Eko Trust that the car, which was coming from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, was heading to Kano before it was intercepted.
Egbeola stressed that the move to rid the state of such dangerous substance was borne out of the need to sanitize the political system in the light of the House of Assembly election in the state on Saturday.
He said, “In continuation of our mop-up operations for a drug-free election period, the Command today intercepted a car loaded with 104 bags of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) totalling 88.6kg and a suspect was arrested.
“It is the resolve of our Command to sustain this tempo of operation throughout the election and beyond to guarantee a drug-free environment in the state.”
Noting that majority of social ills were caused by abuse of drug among youths, Egbeola urged parents in the state to monitor their wards and counsel them against drug abuse as a way of curbing social vices in the society.