37 drug peddlers convicted in Kano in 3 months – NDLEA
By Ramatu Garba
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said 37 out of 352 suspected drug peddlers and users it arrested in Kano between January and March, 2023 have been convicted.
Also, 955.304kg of cannabis sativa, 1,225.05kg Codeine and Tramadol, 25 grams of cocaine, 17 grams of heroine and 52 grams of methamphetamine were confiscated in Kano within the three months.
NDLEA Kano Commander, Mr Abubakar Idris-Ahmad, said this in an interview in Kano on Monday.
Idris-Ahmad said apart from the 37 convicted by the Federal High Court, the command had filed 39 fresh cases, while 127 other cases were pending.
“We have made good strides in our drug demand reduction efforts where 5,060 people in secondary and tertiary students, traders associations, vigilante groups and political thugs, among others, were sensitised on the menace of drug abuse.
“We have also carried out series of educative programmes on War Against Drug Abuse among youths, women and others,” Idris-Ahmad said.
He enjoined residents to furnish the agency with information on activities of drug dealers in their community.
He also called on the general public and parents as well as community leaders to be the watchdog of their wards to tackle the menace of drug trafficking and abuse.
“The agency will not relent in its efforts in the fight against drug abuse and trafficking.
“We will continue to move around every nook and cranny of the state to ensure a drug-free society,” Idris-Ahmad said.
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