For a state that frowns against the use of drugs and alcohol, Kano State surely has a lot to deal with. Now, the NDLEA is supporting the state in this fight.

Recently, it seized tons of illicit drugs.

NDLEA Intercepts Illegal Drugs, Imported Cars

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The NDLEA has arrested 1,016 suspects and seized nine tons of illicit drugs in Kano State in 2023.

The Commandant of the agency in Kano State, Abubakar Idris-Ahmad, told reporters on Sunday in Kano that the suspects arrested were 40 females and 976 males.

He said the agency secured 102 convictions in the out-going year, and secured forfeiture of five vehicles just as 104 cases were still pending in court.

Idris-Ahmad also told reporters that the drugs seized were 6,098kg of Indian hemp, 1,696kg of codeine and tramadol, and 1,335kg of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

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“We rehabilitated 70 clients, investigated 598 visa clearance applications and conducted 245 substance abuse tests, out of which six persons tested positive for different drug abuses.

“We also sensitised 5,000 individuals and engaged Drug Demand Reduction professionals,

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Furthermore, these professionals counselled 1,459 persons, Mr Idris-Ahmad said.

The command also destroyed more than 15 tons of assorted narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in 2023, he added.

He reiterated the command’s commitment to ensuring the well-being and safety of communities from the devastating consequences of drug abuse.

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