619 suspected drug traffickers arrested in Kano



The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says the agency has arrested 619 suspected drug traffickers in Kano State in 2017.

The state Commandant of the agency, Alhaji Hamza Umar, disclosed this on Friday in Kano at a news conference organised by the command in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

Umar said that the suspects were arraigned before the Federal High Court in the state where 165 of them were convicted to serve various prison terms.

According to him, the command also intercepted more than 17.1 tons of illicit drugs across the state, including over 344.9 grams of Cocaine and over 88.2 grams of Heroine, within the period under review.

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“From January to date, we also intercepted over 5.5 tons of Canavis and over 11 tons of Rochi,” the NDLEA commandant said.

He explained that the…

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