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NDLEA seizes 4.7 tonnes of illicit drugs in Kano, arrests 319 suspects

NDLEA seizes 4.7 tonnes of illicit drugs in Kano, arrests 319 suspects
April 08
12:45 2024

The Kano state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says its operatives have arrested 319 suspects and seized 4.7 tonnes of illicit drugs between January and March 2024.

Speaking with NAN on Monday, Abubakar Idris-Ahmad, the state NDLEA commander, said the suspects comprised  14 females and 305 males.

Idris-Ahmad said the drugs seized within the period under review were made up of 2.3kg of marijuana and 2.4kg of psychotropic substances.

He said operatives also seized over five million pills of tramadol and 1.9kg of other dangerous substances.

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The commander said within the three months, the command secured 33 convictions.

He added that the NDLEA dislodged 39 illicit drug joints that were serving as hubs for drug activities in the state.

“We rehabilitated 26 drug addicts, processed 38 visa clearance and conducted 30 drug integrity tests for individuals and members of the state Emirate Council,” he said.

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Idris-Ahmad assured residents of Kano of adequate measures to ensure a peaceful and drug-free holiday during the forthcoming Eid-El-Fitr celebration.

“The command is committed to maintaining law and order during this festive period and to prevent the spread of illicit drugs in the community,” he said.

“We will continue to work to dismantle drug trafficking networks, arrest perpetrators and prevent the spread of drug abuse in the state.”

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