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  • Updated: January 05, 2023

2022: NDLEA Made Over 1000 Arrests In Kaduna — Commander

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says it arrested 1,232 suspects and recovered 15,104.555kg of illicit drugs in the state.

Kaduna Commander of the agency, Ibrahim Baraje stated this on Thursday in Kaduna, adding that the arrests and seizures were made from January to December 2022.

Amongst the over one thousand arrested, 68 are females and 1,163 are males.

The commander said the 15,104.555 various drugs seized include, Indian Hemp, weighting  7, 432.942kg, Heroin 0.249kg, Cocaine 1.487kg, Methamphetamine 0.767kg, Tramadol 1, 880.102kg and Psychotropic 5, 789.008kg.

Baraje said within the period under review, 199 suspects were convicted, while 350 cases are pending and 683 suspects were counselled, rehabilitated and integrated into the society.

He said disclosed that 132 illicit drug joints were destroyed and 27 properties connected to drug traffickers sealed.

The commander reiterated the command`s determination in the fight against illicit drugs and their consumption.

“We will not relent until we ensure that the perpetrators face the wrath of the law,“ he said.

He advised those who engaged in such acts to find better means of livelihood as drug businesses will not take them anywhere.

Baraje appealed to the residents to always provide the command with useful information to enable the agency to carry out its mandate effectively.

He urged parents to watch the movements of their wards and the kinds of friends they interact with.


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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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