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NDLEA arrests 103 suspects, seizes over 1,400kg of illicit drugs in Kaduna

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kaduna state command, says its operatives have arrested 103 suspects and seized 1,458.709kg of illicit drugs in the state.

Speaking with NAN on Saturday, Samaila Danmallam, the state NDLEA commander, said the arrest and seizure of the illicit drugs were made within the month of December.

Danmallam said the 103 suspects were drug traffickers, dealers and drug users.

He said the illicit substances include cocaine, heroin, cannabis, tramadol, methamphetamine and other psychotropic substances.

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He added that the command secured six convictions and arraigned 24 suspects in December.

Danmallam said the arrests were part of the command’s efforts to combat the drug scourge in the state through drug demand reduction activities.

“We carried out numerous sensitisation programmes across the state with the aim of enlightening the citizenry on the ills associated with drug use and its illicit trafficking,” he said.

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The commander said the fight against illicit drugs is a collective responsibility and appealed for timely and useful information from the public for prompt action.

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