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NDLEA nabs 1,232 suspects, seizes 15,104.555kg of drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says 1,232 suspects were arrested, and 15,104.555kg of hard drugs were intercepted in Kaduna.

Ibrahim Baraje, NDLEA commander in Kaduna, on Thursday said the arrest and seizure were made from January to December.

Sixty-eight of the suspects were female, and 1,163 were male.

The commander said the 15,104.555 drugs seized included Indian Hemp, weighting 7,432.942kg, heroin 0.249kg, cocaine 1.487kg, methamphetamine 0.767kg, tramadol 1,880.102kg and psychotropic 5, 789.008kg.

Mr Baraje explained that within the period under review, 199 suspects were convicted, while 350 cases are pending and 683 suspects were counselled, rehabilitated and integrated into society, adding that 132 illicit drug joints were destroyed and 27 properties connected to drug traffickers sealed.

The commander reiterated the command`s determination to fight against illicit drugs and their consumption.

“We will not relent until we ensure that the perpetrators face the wrath of the law,” he said. “The fight against illicit drugs is a collective responsibility which everyone has a role to play.”