NDLEA arrests 302 suspected drug traffickers in three months - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

NDLEA arrests 302 suspected drug traffickers in three months

Agency Report

The Kaduna State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said its officers arrested no fewer than 302 suspected drug traffickers in the first quarter of 2022 in the state.

The Commander of the NDLEA in the state, Umar Adoro, disclosed this on Tuesday in Kaduna.

Adoro said the 302 suspected drug traffickers comprised 291 males and 12 females.

He listed the drugs seized during the period under review to include cannabis sativa 2158.649 kg, cocaine 1.061 kg, heroine 0.042 kg.

Others, he said, included tramadol 1828.604 kg, methamphetamine 0.023 kg, psychotropic substance 773.186 kg.

“In total, the substances seized are 4761.542 kg,” Adoro said.

He disclosed that out of the 302 suspects, 155 were under counselling, 74 had been charged to court, 26 were convicted, 39 were pending investigations, and eight had been transferred to sister security agencies.

Adoro said the officers also recovered two locally made rifles, one locally made pistol, four pump action guns, 275 cartridges, and two live ammunition.

He urged the public to be mindful of suspicious movements of goods in their communities and provide useful information to the agency to enable it curb influx and consumption of hard drugs.

He also appealed to parents to closely observe their wards’ activities.

He reassured the public of NDLEA’s commitment to reduce illegal drugs in the society to the bare minimum.

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