The Anti-narcotic Agency in Nigeria, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency ,NDLEA, has seized over 702.063 kilograms of illicit drugs in Kano State in the month of July.
The State Commander of the agency in Kano, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, said the success was as a result of newly adopted and sustained intelligent operations.
“During the month under review, we were able to seized 523.978 kilograms of cannabis, 178.322 kilograms of Psychotropic Substance, three grams of of Cocaine and 0.3 kilograms of Heroin”, he said.
According to Abdul, the agency’s fight against sales and consumption of hard drugs has also made “Tramadol and other illicit drugs very scarce in Kano”.
He said, in the month under review, over153 suspects were arrested with various hard drugs seized from them as exhibits, 25 of them were prosecuted and are serving different sentences in prison.
He explained that 72 cases are currently pending in Federal High Court in Kano, that the command is doing everything possible to ensure that justice is done in the trial.
He said that during the operation NDLEA also “dislodged 35 hot-spots within and outside the metropolis “, which include: Gwammaja Secondary school, Dan-agundi, Gwale cemetery, Abdullahi Bayero road, Sabon Gari, and Limawa-Hotoro.
The NDLEA boss said, “building from our new operational approach tilted towards apprehending the high profile barons and notorious Suspect, a truck was intercepted along Zaria road, Kano.
“ Four big sacks were recovered in the truck intercepted, each containing four sacks of compressed dried weed suspected to be cannabis sativa weighing 300 kilograms”.
He also explained that another method of concealment in trafficking illicit drugs was unearthed and it led to the recovery of more than 200 kilograms of dried weed suspected to be cannabis sativa which was stacked inside jerricans.