Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ondo State Command, has seized not lees than 3,500kg of Cannabis Sativa also known as Indian hemp in the last two months.
The agency’s State Commandant, Mr. Muhammed Sokoto, who made the disclosure to NAN on Sunday in Akure, added that the command also destroyed 36 tonnes of the substance within the period.
Sokoto said the command arrested 11 drug suspects including three females and destroyed three Cannabis Sativa plantations during the period.
He disclosed that the arrests were made at Owo, Ifon and Ile-Owo in Ondo North Senatorial District and Ogbese and Itaogbolu in Ondo Central Senatorial District.
The NDLEA boss said the command was collaborating with the state government to use the confiscated plantation for cocoa farming under the cocoa revolution initiative of the administration.
The commandant noted that the agency was also saddled with responsibility of rehabilitating drug addicts.
According to him, three of such addicts are still on admission, while three others have been discharged after being certified non-adherent to hard drugs.
The NDLEA boss said the command had embarked on sensitisation programmes on the dangers of hard drugs and drug abuse, adding that the campaign targeted secondary schools and motor parks.