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Drug Trafficking: NDLEA arrests 100 suspects, dismantles 14 drug joints in Kaduna

*The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says its operatives dismantled 14 drug joints in a series of raids conducted in Kaduna and Zaria May 2022 to curb drug trafficking

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As part of measures to curb drug trafficking and substance abuse in Nigeria, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has disclosed it dismantled 14 illicit drug joints and arrested 100 suspected peddlers in the last four weeks in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria.

Umar Adoro, State Commander of NDLEA, disclosed this development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Kaduna.

Adoro said that operatives of the anti-narcotics regulatory agency dismantled 14 drug joints in a series of raids conducted in Kaduna and Zaria May 2022.

Adoro listed the 14 dismantled drug joints to include Abakwa; Malali, Tirkaniya, Rigasa, Romi, Filin Minister, Chikaji, Sabon Gari among others.

He said the apprehended peddlers comprised 93 males and seven females, adding that the Agency also seized drugs and other narcotic substances during the operations.

The NDLEA Commander said the drugs included Cannabis Sativa 192.549kg, Cocaine 0.008kg, Heroin 0.002kg, Tramadol 4.954kg, psychotropic substance 196.960kg and methamphetamine 0.007kg.

“The total weight of drugs seized is 394.480kg within the period under review,” said Adoro.

He stated that the fight against illegal drugs and drug abuse is a collective responsibility and urged parents to monitor their children to protect them against drug abuse.

Reiterating his commitment to the fight against drug abuse, Adoro urged the people to give credible information to security agencies to curb the menace in society.

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