836.4kg of psychotropic substances recovered in Edo in one year – NDLEA

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command, seized 836.4 kilogrammes of suspected psychotropic substance between June 2016 and June 2017.

The state Commander of the agency, Mr Buba Wakawa, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Benin at a seminar organised for members of National Patent Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED) by the command.

Wakawa said that the seminar with the theme: “Repositioning NAPPMED in the Fight Against Drug Abuse”, was part of activities lined up to commemorate the 2017 UN Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

He said: “the focus of the seminar is on the control of psychotropic substances which records showed is on the increase in Edo state.

“The figure had risen in the last one year against the 40 grams recorded between June 2015 and June 2016.

“The recent figure comprised of Tramadol 537.7 kilogramms,…

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