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NDLEA Apprehends 565 Suspects, Seizes Eight Tons Of Drugs In Kano

Ibrahim Abdul, the NDLEA Commander in the state, made the divulgence at a news meeting to recognize the 2020 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Mr Abdul unveiled that the suspects involving 16 females were caught between June 2019 and June 2020; during different activities led by agents of the office in the state.

He said the organization had blocked 7873.937 kilograms of unlawful medications inside the period under audit, including that over 1.2 huge amounts of opiates were likewise seized in May.

The leader clarified that the held onto drugs included 4374.629 kg of Cannabis sativa; 699.213 kg of psychotropic substances, 87 kg of cocaine and 8kg of heroin.

Mr Abdul said the office likewise held onto a vehicle stacked with compacted suspected dried weed weighing 283 kg at Wudil on travel to Bauchi State during the COVID-19 lockdown.

While another vehicle passing on 300 bundles of compacted Cannabis sativa weighing 223 kg was caught on Kano-Zaria Expressway.

“A syndicate of drug baron dealing in cocaine was unbundled by our team, and a male and female suspects apprehended with cocaine weighing 100 gramme.

“We have so far secured conviction of 85 suspects while six other cases are pending before the Federal High Court, Kano.