100 Kaduna drug peddlers arrested, 14 drug joints dismantled

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has dismantled 14 illicit drug joints and arrested 100 suspected peddlers.
The State Commander, Umar Adoro, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Kaduna, adding that the seizure and the arrest was done over dour weeks.
He said operatives of the agency dismantled 14 drug joints in a series of raids conducted in Kaduna and Zaria city in the month of May 2022.
Adoro said the apprehended peddlers comprised 93 males and seven females, adding that the Agency also seized drugs and other narcotic substances during the operations.
The commander said the drugs included Cannabis Sativa 192.549kg, Cocaine 0.008kg, Heroin 0.002kg, Tramadol 4.954kg, psychotropic substance 196.960kg and methamphetamine 0.007kg.
“The total weight of drugs seized is 394.480kg within the period under review,” he said.
He said the fight against illicit drug and drug abuse was a collective responsibility, and urged parents to monitor their children to protect them against drug abuse.
While reiterating commitment to the fight against drug abuse, Adoro urged the people to give credible information to security agencies to curb the menace in the society.

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