NDLEA seizes 1.168 tonnes of illicit drugs, arrest 101 suspects in six months in Kaduna State

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The Kaduna State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it had seized 1.168 tonnes of illicit drugs and arrested 101 suspected drug traffickers in the state from January to June.

The Commander of the agency, Mr Samuel Azige, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Wednesday.

Azige Also said that 10 of the suspects had been convicted while the trial of other suspects were at various stages.

He explained that out of the 1.168 tonnes of illicit drugs seized, Indian hemp constituted the highest with 608.917 kilogrammes, while psychotropic substance constituted 559.086 kilogrammes.



He also said that two suspects were arrested with locally made AK47 pistol, a revolver and a Dane gun during the period.

“The suspects have been handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution,” the commander said.

He also said that the command had conducted massive enlightenment campaign against the use and trafficking of illicit drugs within the period.

“We enlightened students of Barewa College, Zaria, and students of Post-Basic Psychiatric Nursing in Kaduna.

“We also reached out to patent medicine dealers in Jere, Kagarko Local Government Area of the state, and had intensive talk with them on controls of psychotropic drugs, “Azige said.



He said that the command would continue to do everything within its powers to curb drug abuse and trafficking in the state. (NAN)

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