In Kano State, the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency detained 352 people and seized 2.1 tons of illegal substances.
Mr. Abubakar Idris-Ahmad, the state’s NDLEA commander, revealed this information in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kano.
According to Idris-Ahmad, the arrests and seizures took place between January and March.
According to him, the suspects detained were 208 men and 44 women, and the drugs recovered included 1,225.05 kg of codeine and tramadol and 955.304 kg of cannabis sativa.
He listed further items as 52 grams of methamphetamine, 25 grams of cocaine, and 17 grams of heroin.
The commander stated that persuading communities to expose drug dealers operating within their borders was the agency’s main issue in the state.
The ability to tell the locals about the locations of drug dealers or users whose activities have continued to have a detrimental effect on society is our task.
Thus, he made an appeal to the general people to supply the command with meaningful and timely information on drug traffickers in order to capture them and protect society.