NDLEA seizes 789.52kg of illicit drugs in Kano

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano said it impounded 789.52 kg of illicit drugs worth over N60 million in the last two months.

The NDLEA Commander in the state, Garba Ahmadu, who made this known when he briefed newsmen on the activities of the agency in Kano on Friday, said the seizures were made during various raids carried out by the agency in Kano metropolis within the period under review.

Ahmadu said no fewer than 183 suspects were arrested in possession of various illicit drugs, like cocaine, Cannabis Sativa and cough syrups, usually used by addict in the state.

He said the agency on Thursday intercepted 132 kg of Indian hemp at a check point on Zaria Road.

The agency, the commander said, also impounded 20 cartons of Benylin cough syrup, weighing about 476 kg.

He said 45 suspects were prosecuted , 35 others transferred to Dawanau Psychiatric Hospital while 55 suspects were transferred to Kiru Reformatory Centre for comprehensive counselling and rehabilitation.

Ahmadu, who is also the Chairman of the state Task Force on drugs, said he had already forwarded an interim report to the state government for necessary action.

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