In Kano State, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency detained 352 suspects and confiscated 2.1 tons of illegal drugs.
The revelation was made by Mr. Abubakar Idris-Ahmad, the state’s NDLEA commander, during an interview with reporters in Kano on Thursday, April 6.
According to Idris-Ahmad, the arrests and confiscation took place between January and March.
According to him, the suspects detained included 208 men and 44 women, and the drugs confiscated included 1,225.05 kg of codeine and tramadol and 955.304 kg of cannabis sativa. Others included 52 grams of methamphetamine, 25 grams of cocaine, and 17 grams of heroin.
The commander stated that persuading communities to reveal drug dealers operating within their borders was the agency’s main challenge in the state.The ability to tell the locals about the locations of drug dealers or users whose activities have continued to have a detrimental effect on society is our challenge.
In order for the public to provide helpful information to guarantee a drug-free society, Idris-Ahmad said that people should be aware of the dangers that drug users or traffickers pose in society.
Therefore, he made a plea to the general public to provide the command with useful and timely information on drug traffickers in order to capture them and protect society.