Over 15.7 tonnes of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances seized in Kano – NDLEA


Over 15.7 tonnes of narcotic drugs and other psychotropic substances seized in the last three years have been destroyed by the Kano State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Sadiq Maigatari, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, 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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