NDLEA Intercepts Over 2,000 Tramadol Tablets Arrests 106 Suspects In Kano

Written by Abubakar Hamza


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano State Command,  has intercepted 230,600 tablets of Tramadol and arrested 106 suspects in the state.

Its Commander, Abubakar Idris-Ahmad, disclosed this in Kano.

Represented by the Public Relations Officer of the Agency Sadik Muhammad Maigatari, explained that in its operation ahead of the Eid-el Kabir celebration, the Command has intercepted 230,600 Tramadol tablets along Zaria-Kano road.

“The operations, mandated by the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, retired Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Buba-Marwa, in curbing the menace of drug abuse in Nigeria, resulted in the arrest”he said.

The state Commander disclosed that the agency also arrested 106 male suspects, among which 11 were identified as major drug dealers.

He maintained that the suspects were arrested at various drug joints in Sani Abacha Stadium, Karkasara, Sani Abacha Youth Center, Dorayi, Dan-Agundi graveyard, Brigade Mini Stadium and the infamous Filin Idi drug den.

Abubakar Pointed out that the exhibits recovered include: Cannabis sativa, rubber solution, suck and die, exol tablets, codeine syrup and some other illicit substances.

“These illicit substances were intended for distribution and use during the Eid-el Kabir celebrations”.

He Pointed out that the NDLEA Kano Command is committed to eradicating the scourge of drug abuse and trafficking.

The Commander also wished the good people of Kano State a drug-free Sallah celebration and urged the public to report any drug-related activity to the nearest NDLEA office.

Cov/Khadija Aliyu.