Edo State has reportedly recorded the highest number of drug cases in the country with 45,338 Kg seizures cases in 2017.
A report from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on drug abuse and enforcement released today, said the Drug Seizure and Arrest Statistics 2017 reflected that 309,713kg of drugs were seized in 2017. A total of 191,353kg of Cannabis was seized in 2017. This represents 61.8% of the total drug seized within the period under review.
The data revealed that Tramadol followed closely with 96,136kg seized representing 31% of the total drug seized. Edo State recorded the highest kg (45,338) of drug seizure while Zamfara State recorded the least with 87.21kg of drug seized.
The report further said 10,290 arrests were made in 2017. 9,626 were male while 664 were female. 1,605 or 15.6% were convicted in 2017 while 1,167 or 11.3% were on counselling. 92,687 kg of exhibits were destroyed while 317 hectares of farmland were also destroyed.
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