The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended 352 suspects and confiscated 2.1 tonnes of illicit drugs in Kano State.
Abubakar Ahmad, the NDLEA Commander of Kano State, spoke with journalists on April 6 and revealed that the seizures and arrests took place between January and March.
Ahmad reported that there were 208 men and 44 women among the suspects who had been apprehended.
He said that the substances collected comprised 1,225.05 kg of codeine and tramadol and 955.304 kg of cannabis sativa.
He claims that 52 grams of methamphetamine, 25 grams of cocaine, and 17 grams of heroin were also found.
The commander stated that communities’ reluctance to reveal drug dealers operating within their borders was the agency’s worst operational setback.
Ahmad also emphasized the risks that drug traffickers pose to society.
“Our challenge is being able to educate the communities to provide useful information about the hideouts of drug users or peddlers whose activities had continued to impact negatively on the society. “People should be aware of the dangers that drug users or traffickers constitute in the society so that the public will come out with useful information to ensure a drug-free society,” Ahmad said. He, however, urged Nigerians and residents of Kano State to provide relevant information on drug traffickers to the Command to safeguard the society.