February 21, 2024


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NDLEA arrests 92 suspects, seizes 217kg illicit substances in Kaduna

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Kaduna State Command, has arrested 92 suspects and seized 217.02kg of illicit substances since the beginning of 2024.

The state Commander of NDLEA, Mr Samaila Danmalam, made the disclosure on Friday in Kaduna.

According to him, the suspects comprise 88 males and four females.

He added that the seized substances included Indian hemp, cocaine, heroin, tramadol and methamphetamine.

The commander said NDLEA operatives raided 19 illicit drugs in the state during the period.

He said the command secured conviction of 24 suspects and charged 25 to court during the period.

“ln its drug demand reduction efforts, 29 drug users were counselled while seven drug addicts were successfully rehabilitated.

“In a bid to dissuade members of the public from illicit drug use and trafficking, enlightenment campaigns were carried out at various locations targeting 6,956 participants,” he said.

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