More than 710.17 kilogrammes of assorted illicit drugs, including Indian hemp and cocaine, were seized from suspected dealers and users in Ogun State, since January this year.
The seizure by operatives of the National Drug lLaw Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) were mostly in Abeokuta, the State capital.
The new State NDLEA Commander, Barrister Achie-Abia Ibinabo, made this known to a Rockcityfm correspondent, Yemi Eniola in her office in Abeokuta.
Spokesman of the command, Mr. Olude Opeoluwa, speaking on behalf of the commander, lists the seized drugs, as including 702.6 kilogramme of Cannabis Sativa; 92.21 kilogramme of Methaphetamine, 11,146 tablets of Tramadol, 1,302 tablets of Rophynol, and 3,930 tablets of Exol-5.
Other seized drugs are 77 tablets of Molly, 14.65 litres of Codeine, 15 grammes of Cocaine, 159 grammes of Heroin, 53 litres of Skuches, 4,208 tablets of Diazepham and five litres of other drugs.
Opeoluwas spoke on the challenges facing the agency in its efforts to rid the state of illicit drugs and drug abusers.
The commander also says that the command arrested more than 5,000 dealers and users of drugs within the eight months, mostly in Abeokuta, adding that most of those arrested were teenagers.