On Monday, Mr. Umar Adoro, the state commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kaduna, announced that its agents had detained 121 alleged drug dealers and sealed 13 properties in the city.
According to a statement from the commander, Umar Adoro, the operation in September resulted in the destruction of 27 notorious drug joints throughout the state’s 23 local government areas.
He named the main locations for the sale of illegal drugs as Kawo, Kabala Costain, Numba Zango, Zaria City, Sabon gari, Nupe street, Unguwar Muazu, Unguwar Shanu, Maraban Jos, Dan Magaji, Hayin Banki, and Kafanchan.
The commander further explained that out of the 121 suspects, 13 were females, adding that the drugs seized included 247,172kg Indian hemp, 0.041kg Cocaine, 0.004kg of heroin, 0.363kg of Tramadol, 74, 441kg Psychotropic substance and 0.001kg Methamphetamine.
He further gave the grand total weight of drugs seized as; 322,476kg within the period under review.
He appealed to citizens for timely and useful information on illicit drug dealers, to enable the agency to take prompt action, just as he advised
parents and guardians to always be watchful of their wards on the friends they moved with all the time.
He said the war against drug trafficking and consumption would continue until it was brought to a standstill in the state.