Clement Adeyi, Osogbo

Operatives of the Osun State command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Tuesday, intercepted a car loaded with 88.6kg of cannabis sativa, along Ife/Ilesa Express Road.

The commandant, Mr Sam Egbeola, who disclosed this in a statement, said that the car which was coming from Abeokuta in Ogun State was said to be heading for Kano before it was intercepted.

Egbeola stressed that the agency’s poise to rid the state of such dangerous substance was to ensure a drug-free state, healthy political atmosphere, and relative peace during and after the forthcoming House of Assembly election in the state.

He said: “In continuation of our mop-up operations for a drug-free election period, the command today intercepted a car loaded with 104 compressed cannabis sativa totaling 88.6kg.

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“The car was intercepted along Ife-Ilesa Express Road on its way from Abeokuta to Kano and a suspect was arrested.

“Obviously, the feat was achieved through the brilliant performance and vigilance of our officers.

“It is indeed 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.”

The commandant enjoined parents in the state to monitor their children and wards and counsel them against drug abuse as a way of curbing social vices in the society.

He added that most of the social menace in society was caused by drug abuse amongst youths.