The Kano State Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),Ibrahim Abdul has revealed that the command has seized the total of 6,726,012kg of hard drugs from 2018 to date.
The commander made the disclosure at a press briefing in commemoration of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, held at his office, on Tuesday.
He said, within the period under review, the command had successfully intercepted 3,201,155kg of cannabis satiba.
Abdul added that the command had also intercepted 3,370,911kg of psychotropic, adding that 150.007kg of khat, marijuana-like leaf that is imported from South Africa had also been seized by the command within the period under review.
He further revealed that 3.190kg of cocaine had been intercepted by the command with one year, in addition to 29.3gm of heroin that was seized within that period.
Giving further breakdown of the success achieved so far within the period, Abdul said the command had arrested 620 and 105 male and female suspects respectively.
“This is unprecedented success that has never been achieved within short period of time since the establishment of this command,” he said
The commander further disclosed that the command had recorded 47 convictions, adding that 47 suspected were nabbed with cocaine and heroin.
He further revealed that the command had successfully arrested suspected notorious members of a drug syndicate en route to Saudi Arabia with 2.92kg of cocaine.
“The statistics recorded shows a decline in the demand and supply reduction of some substances such as tramadol and codeine, owing to the sustained raid operations and drug demand reduction activities by officers of the Kano State command,” said the commander
He however stated that lack of adequate manpower, shortage of logistics, lack of enough facilities to accommodate the teaming addicts that require counselling and rehabilitation, as well as lack of enough cooperation from some communities are some of the challenges bedevilling the command in the discharge of its duties.