Over 15.7 Tonnes Of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances Seized In Kano – NDLEA

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Sadiq Maigatari, in a statement issued on Monday, said the destruction operation covered the period from October 8, 2020, to October 17, 2023.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has disclosed that it seized and destroyed over 15.7 tonnes of narcotic drugs and other psychotropic substances in the last three years in Kano State.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Sadiq Maigatari, in a statement issued on Monday, said the destruction operation covered the period from October 8, 2020, to October 17, 2023.

He said, “The substances include cannabis sativa, cocaine, psychotropic substances, methamphetamine, barbiturates, and assorted expired drugs.

He added that the substances that were burnt during the destruction exercise weighed over 15.7 tonnes.

He explained that the Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa Rtd, emphasised the agency’s commitment to eradicating illicit drugs in every local government by establishing Divisional Narcotic Offices.

He said to achieve a drug-free society, the agency sought support from local and state governments.

The agency noted the fight against drug abuse in Kano and hailed the various stakeholders, including security agencies, the Kano State Government, and traditional leaders, among others for their collaboration.

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