NDLEA Seizes 56.6kg Methamphetamine Drug For Export To Malaysia

NDLEAThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano has arrested three people with 56.6kg of methamphetamine drugs for export to Malaysia via Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.

Addressing a press conference, the NDLEA Kano State Coordinator, Adamu Hamza, said the drug was associated with serious health conditions, including memory loss, aggression, psychotic behaviour and potential heart and brain damage.

Channels Television’s correspondent in Kano, Idris Jibrin, reports that it is the first time the NDLEA is recovering drug more dangerous than cocaine and heroine in the state.

According to the Kano State Coordinator of the agency, methamphetamine drug, popularly known on the streets as meth or crank, is not known in Nigeria until recently when the NDLEA uncovered seven clandestine laboratories in Lagos and some few states in eastern part of the country.

It is mostly used as club drug with ability to destroy the body and can only be relieved by taking more of the drug.

“This is a very dangerous drug, even more dangerous than any other drug you may think of. It is, however, important to note that where this substance cannot leave this country, it would be consumed here. Therefore, we thank God they were apprehended and currently under investigations including their sources,” he said.

Joseph Obiajulu is the leader of the three-man group tasked with the responsibility of delivering the product to Malaysia.

He told reporters that he would get over $20,000 after successful delivery that was suddenly interrupted by the NDLEA.

“I’m from Imo State and this is the first time I joined this business. I could not wait to take a flight to Malaysia from Lagos that was why I came to Kano, unknown to me that the NDLEA officials were tracking me,” he told reporters.

Meanwhile, the command also disclosed that it had so far seized a total of 37, 851.056kg of different kinds of drugs between January 2016 and now while about 761 suspects were arrested out of which 299 of them have been convicted.

“Substances recovered within the last eleven months include 2,822.913kg of cannabis sativa, 118.1 grams of cocaine, seven grams of heroin and 24.8kg of ephedrine, as we also counselled 542 users,” he said, giving further breakdown.

For sometimes now, NDLEA has been hopeful of giving adequate attention to the situation when construction of a new drug rehabilitation centre was started by the state government, but after two years, they are still waiting for it to be completed.

While they wait, Kano State has continue to remain the largest drug consuming State in Nigeria.

Kano Police Parade Suspected Cattle Rustlers

 

KanoIt has been operation war against cattle rustlers in Kano State and the Emir of Kano, the Governor and the State Commissioner of Police seem all united on this matter.

About 78 suspected cattle rustlers are in the Police custody and are being quizzed on the whereabouts of their colleagues.

The Kano State Police Command has also recovered 818 cows from the suspected cattle rustlers.

Parading the suspects to the State Governor and the Emir of Kano on Sunday, the Police Commissioner, Musa Katsina, said that a leader of the syndicate was killed during an encounter, as few policemen also sustained minor gun shot injuries.

Channels Television’s correspondent in Kano, Idris Jibrin, reported that the State Government had set up a committee to liaise with the Police in handing over the cows to the original owners.

In their battle against the cattle rustlers, the Police recovered additional 87 sheep, three AK 47 rifle, 22 ammunition, one English single-barrel rifle, one pump-action rifle, two English pistols as well as large quantity of drugs.

Disturbed by the increasing cases of cattle rustling, the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said that Government would continue to support the Police in their attempt to root out all criminals in the state and environs.

Mr. Ganduje further said that no one convicted for cattle rustling, armed robbery or other related criminal activities would go free.

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, also called for speedy execution of the suspects.

Emir Sanusi warned that the State Government, The Emirate Council, Police and all other relevant security agencies should continue to gang up against cattle rustling and any other form of criminal activities in the state.

“These people are supposed to be executed in accordance with the Islamic laws because they killed, they raped and robbed people of their cattle and other valuable items.

“I therefore call on courts to do the right things and in accordance with the law,” he said.

The Emir also urged residents to continue to cooperate with all security agencies by reporting any suspicious individual to either the Police, village heads or community based organizations for immediate actions.

N/Army Arrests Suspected Boko Haram Members In Jigawa State

ArmyThe Nigeria Army Operation Salama operatives attached to Jigawa State in the North West Nigeria, have arrested some suspected Boko Haram Insurgents transporting fuel.

The suspects were arrested with fourty jerry cans filled with 33, 000 litres of petrol suspected to be transported to Sambisa Forest.

Parading the suspects in Birniwa Local Government Area of the State, the Commander of the 3 Brigade Nigeria Army Kano, Brig. Gen. Hamisu Hassan, said the suspects were arrested at a filling station near Jigawa-Yobe boarder axis with additional 180 empty jerry cans.

Our Kano correspondent, Idris Jibrin reports that the suspects were arrested at the late hours of Thursday while attempting to cross from Jigawa State to Yobe State in the North East.

According to the Commander, this fuel tanker with Registration Number KANO WDL 270 SL and a Land Cruiser Jeep with registration number LAGOS AQ 432 AAA were recovered from the suspects, some of whom are from the neighbouring Niger Republic.

Brig. Gen. Hassan says Operation Salama will not take any chances in supporting the effort of the combat troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East, adding that the army will not rule out possibilities of Boko Haram sending their suppliers to get fuel in the North West due the Military’s fire power in the North East.

Brig. Gen. Hamisu said the suspects will be handed over to other relevant agencies for appropriate investigation and prosecution where necessary, as joint security forces continue their aggressive patrol along all border towns, exit and entry points from the North West to the North East region.