The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kano State Command, has arrested 198 drug suspects and dismantled 21 illicit drug joints in Kano.
This is according to a statement issued to newsmen by the spokesman of the agency, Mr. Sadiq Muhammad-Maigatari, on Tuesday in Kano.
He said the arrests were made between January 17 and January 26, in the ongoing “Operation Hana Maye’’ (Operation Stop Drug Abuse), launched by the agency’s State Commander Abubakar Idris-Ahmad.
The operation is aimed at combating drug trafficking and abuse in the State.
He said out of the 198 suspects arrested, 177 are males and 21 are females.
“Out of 198 suspects, 61 suspects were arrested in a club that had been transformed into an illicit drug joint.
“The 42 suspects were arrested at Dan Agundi graveyard and 21 drug joints including Sheka graveyard and Sheka Obajana were dismantled to create a safer environment and discourage drug-related activities in the state,” he said.
According to him, the Command successfully recovered a substantial amount of illicit substances such as Exol five rubber solution, suck and die, cannabis and other dangerous substances.
He restated the agency’s commitment to eradicating drug abuse and trafficking.
He urged the general public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to drug abuse and trafficking to the appropriate authorities.
SOURCE: Daily Post