Kano: NDLEA arrests 70, seizes 1,537kg of illicit drugs


The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it arrested 70 suspected drug traffickers and intercepted 1,537.472 kilograms of illicit drugs in November in Kano State.

The Kano State NDLEA Commander, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, made this known in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday, NAN reports.

According to him, the Command secured the conviction of 16 suspects while some are still undergoing trial.

“We were able to intercept 1,323.472 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, Psychotropic 214.323 kilograms, Cocaine 0.001kg,” Abdul said.

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He also revealed that two trucks and a Honda vehicle were intercepted with 722 kilograms and 201 kilograms of Cannabis sativa respectively.

He, however, appealed to the public, especially traditional, religious and community leaders to continue providing necessary support to the Command to fight the menace.

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