NDLEA nabs 110 suspects, recovers 520.385kgs of illicit drugs in Kaduna

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Kaduna State Command, said its operatives have arrested 110 suspects and recovered 520.385 kg of illicit substances in the month of May.
Its commander, Mr. Samaila Danmalam, disclosed this to the media on Friday in Kaduna.
Danmalam said, “The command arrested 110 suspects, comprising 105 males and five females, in May.”
He disclosed that the agency also seized various illicit substances that included cocaine, Indian hemp, tramadol, and methamphetamine, among others, weighing 520.385 kg.
Danamalam added that 10 illicit drug joints were dismantled in the state.
The commander said that during the month under review, the command secured the conviction of 12 suspects and arraigned 22 others.
He explained that in its efforts to combat the drug scourge in the state through drug demand reduction activities, the command carried out numerous sensitization programmes across the state.
“This was to enlighten the citizenry on the ills associated with drug use and illicit trafficking while simultaneously counselling and rehabilitation of drug-dependent persons,” he added.
Danmalam appealed to the public to shun illicit drug activities and trafficking.
He urged the citizens to provide useful and timely information to assist the command in carrying out its mandate in the state.