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Published On: Fri, Jan 16th, 2015

Kaduna NDLEA arrests 346 drug dealers, seizes drugs

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Kaduna State Command, has in 2014 arrested 346 suspected drug traffickers and seized 6,366.906kg of substances.

The NDLEA Commandant in the state, Mr Samuel Azike, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna.

Azike said the agency had also secured 149 convictions and impounded 11 vehicles within the period under review.

He said the substances seized are; 6,288.94kg of Cannabis; 0.009kg of Heroin; 86.118kg of psychotropic substances and 0.016kg of cocaine.

He said the command had also destroyed a half hectare of cannabis farm at Sabon Garin Aamu in Kauru Local Government Area.

The commandant further said that 143 drug addicts had been rehabilitated by the agency’s Drug Demand Reduction Unit (DDRU).

He said the command would intensify sensitisation campaign against the use, hawking and dealing in illicit drugs to save the public from its harmful effects.

He called on the state and local governments, traditional rulers, community and religious leaders, among others, to support the agency in the fight against drug abuse.


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