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NDLEA arrests police, immigration officers, others, seizes 5.974kg of illicit drugs

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested 137 suspected drugs abusers in Jigawa State.

Hajiya Maryam Sani, the NDLEA State Commandant, revealed this while escorting the suspects to the Agency’s headquarters in Dutse, the State capital.

She stated that the suspects were apprehended during a two-week combined operation in the local governments of Dutse, Kazaure, Hadejia, Babura, Gumel, and Birnin Kudu.

Maryam said that 132 males and two girls were arrested during the operation, with 25 of them being students from various institutions.

“Out of the number, two are public servants (Police and Immigration), 2 civil servants and two traditional leaders,” she said.

Some of the seizures made include 2.559 kg of psychotropic substances, with an accumulated grant total of 5.974 kg of various drugs worth millions of naira.

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