NDLEA nabs 761 drugs suspects in Kaduna
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) command in Kaduna says it arrested 761 suspected drug traffickers and users and seized 11,000kg of illicit drugs between January and August.
Its commander in Kaduna, Umar Adoro, told journalists on Monday in Kaduna that 725 of those arrested were male while the 36 others were female.
He disclosed that 610 of the suspects were drug users but that 480 of them were counselled, rehabilitated and reintegrated into society,
“We arraigned 151 of the suspects; secured the conviction of 69 of them while 82 are still awaiting trial,’’ he said.
According to him, the drugs seized are Indian hemp, cocaine, heroin and other psychotropic substances, methamphetamine and tramadol.
Mr Adoro noted that the fight against illicit drugs is a collective responsibility and appealed to the public to furnish the NDLEA with timely information that could lead to arrests and seizures.
“We will fight drug traffickers and consumers to a standstill in Kaduna state,’’ Mr Adoro assured.
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