The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 218 suspects with 5,610 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in Kaduna. State
The NDLEA Commandant in Kaduna State, Ibrahim Braji, explained that the suspects comprised 206 males and 12 females, adding that the figure represents drug dealers and users.
The Commander disclosed that the 5,610kg seized drugs included Cannabis Sativa, Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Tramadol and other psychotropic substances.
He said the arrests and seizures made between January and March this year were part of the command’s efforts towards curbing the scourge through drug demand reduction activities.
According to him, the command has prosecuted and secured the conviction of 25 offenders.
“It is unfortunate that despite our various sensitisation and awareness programmes towards curbing trafficking and usage of illicit drugs, the situation persists.
“We counselled about 96 drug users and rehabilitated a number of persons within the period under review.
“Notwithstanding, the command will continue to fight against drug trafficking and illegal drug consumption in the state to a standstill for positive results.”