Home Health NDLEA seizes 7, 521.7kg of hard drugs in Kano

NDLEA seizes 7, 521.7kg of hard drugs in Kano



KANO – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano state said on Wednesday that it had impounded a total of 7, 521.7 kg of hard drugs between January and December 2014.
The state Commander of the agency, Mr Garba Ahmadu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
He said out of the total seizures, cannabis sativa or Indian hemp constitutes the largest with 3, 839.7 kg, psychotropic substances 3, 681.1 kg, cocaine 557.9grms and heroine 167grms.
According to him, the command was also able to arrest a total of 503 suspects for various drug offences within the year.
Ahmadu explained that the command had also secured the conviction of 193 persons at the Federal High Court, Kano during the year while 56 cases were still pending.

[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He said the agency had carried out what he described as ‘brief intervention’ to a total of 238 drug dependent persons at the command’s rehabilitation centre in Kano.

[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Ahmadu who restated the commitment of the command to putting a stop to illicit drug trafficking and abuse in the state, commended the state government for its continued support to the agency.

[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
‘’The command will not relent in its resolve to continue with the fight against illicit drugs in the state and the country at large,’’ he said.

[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8″]
He called on all stakeholders in the state to continue to support the agency in the anti-drug crusade to achieve the set objective. (NAN)


Previous articleLAWMA begins streets washing
Next articleNGO urges FG to re-build defence sector

Leave a Reply