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NDLEA ‘arrests 92 suspects, seizes 217kg of illegal substances’ in Kaduna

NDLEA ‘arrests 92 suspects, seizes 217kg of illegal substances’ in Kaduna
February 09
12:19 2024

The Kaduna state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says it has arrested 92 suspects and seized 217.02kg of illicit substances since January 2024. 

Samaila Danmalam, the NDLEA state commander, said this on Friday in Kaduna.

Danmalam said the suspects comprised 88 males and four females, adding that the seized substances include Indian hemp, cocaine, heroin, tramadol and methamphetamine.

The commander added that NDLEA operatives raided 19 illicit drug hideouts in the state during the period.

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He said the command secured the conviction of 24 suspects and charged 25 to court during the period.

“ln its drug demand reduction efforts, 29 drug users were counselled while seven drug addicts were successfully rehabilitated,” NAN quoted Danmalam as saying.

“In a bid to dissuade members of the public from illicit drug use and trafficking, enlightenment campaigns were carried out at various locations targeting 6,956 participants.”

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Danmalam urged the public to provide useful and timely information to the command, noting that the fight against drug abuse and trafficking is a collective one.

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