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NDLEA arrests 110 suspects, recovers over 520.328kg banned drugs in Kaduna

1 in 4 substance abusers, a woman – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kaduna state command has revealed that in May its officers made an arrest of 110 persons in connection with drug trafficking and recovered 520.385kg of banned substances.

This was disclosed by the NDLEA Kaduna commander Samaila Danmalam, on Friday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“The command in the month of May arrested 110 suspects comprising 105 males and five females,” Danmalam said.

He further disclosed that the agency also seized various illicit substances that included cocaine, Indian hemp, Tramadol and Methamphetamine, among others, weighing 520.385kgs.

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Danmalam added that 10 illicit drug joints were dismantled in the state.

The commander said that the command secured the conviction of 12 suspects and arraigned 22 others within the month under review.

He explained that in its efforts to combat the drug scourge in the state through drug demand reduction activities, the command carried out numerous sensitization programmes across the state.

“This was with the aim of enlightening the citizenry on the ills associated with drug use and illicit trafficking while simultaneously counseling and rehabilitation of drug dependent persons,” he added.

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Danmalam appealed to the public to shun illicit drug activities and trafficking.

He urged the citizens to provide useful and timely information to assist the command in carrying out its mandate in the state.