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NDLEA arrests 302 for drug trafficking in Kaduna

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THE Kaduna State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said it has arrested no fewer than 302 suspected drug traffickers in the first quarter of 2022 in Kaduna.

  Commander of NDLEA in the state,  Umar Adoro, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Kaduna.

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

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

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

  “In total, the substances seized are 4761.542 kg.

  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 operatives also recovered two locally made refiles, 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 to curb the 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 eradicating illegal drugs in society to the barest minimum.

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