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NDLEA confiscates 425,127kg of illicit drugs, arrests 71 suspects

Mr Danmalam listed the seized drugs to include cannabis sativa, cocaine, rohypnol, methamphetamine and heroine.

• May 14, 2024
National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Kaduna State said on Tuesday that it confiscated 425,127kg of illicit drugs in April.

The state NDLEA commander, Samaila Danmalam, told journalists in Kaduna that the 71 suspects were arrested in connection with various drug crimes.

He listed the seized drugs as including cannabis sativa, cocaine, rohypnol, methamphetamine and heroine.

Mr Danmalam said the agency dislodged 10 drug joints, secured seven convictions and arraigned six suspects within the period under review.

The commander said numerous enlightenment programmes against drug abuse were conducted under the agency’s non- kinetic approach to combating drug crimes.

The commander attributed the success recorded to synergy with sister agencies, traditional rulers, community heads and the media, calling for more support and cooperation to make the state drug free.


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