NDLEA in Kano State intercepts 6,726kg of hard drugs, arrests 725 suspects

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Dr Ibrahim Abdul, the Commander, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano State says the command seized a total of 6,726,012 kilogrammes of hard drugs from June 2018 till date.

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The leader made the exposure at a news gathering on Tuesday in Kano as a component of occasions to check International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, celebrated every year on June 26.

The day was put aside by the UN to bring to the fore, challenges experienced by nations and people through illegal medications deal and utilization, just as venture up crusades on its ills.


Abdul said that within the period under review, the command intercepted 3,201,155 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa, popularly known as Indian Hemp.

He added that the command also seized 3,370,911 kilogrammes of psychotropic substance and 150.007 kilogrammes of khat, a marijuana-like leaf imported from South Africa.

He further revealed that 3.190 kilogrammes of cocaine had also been intercepted by the command within the one year.

The NDLEA boss also disclosed that the agency had within the period under review, seized 29.3 kilogrammes of heroin.

Giving a further breakdown of the success achieved, Abdul said the command arrested 725 suspects, out of whom, 620 males and 105 females.

“This is an unprecedented success that has never been achieved within a short period of time since the establishment of this command,” he said

The administrator further uncovered that the order had verified the conviction of 47 suspects, caught with cocaine and heroin.

He further uncovered that the direction captured associated infamous individuals with a medication syndicate en route Saudi Arabia with 2.92 kilograms of cocaine.

“The statistics recorded shows a decline in the demand and supply of some substances such as tramadol and codeine, as a result of constant operations by officers of the Kano State command,” said the commander

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