NDLEA Seizes 30 Million Naira Worth of Illicit Drugs From Traffickers

NDLEA, Ogun Customs, 2M Naira, illicit drugsThe Kaduna State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized illicit drugs worth over 30 million Naira and arrested nine suspected drug addicts and peddlers in Zaria.

Parading the suspects before journalists at the command’s headquarters in Kaduna, the state commander, Samuel Azige, said the suspects were arrested during a raid at their hideouts in Zaria where they stored the illicit drugs in a warehouse.

According to him, preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects stored in cartons banned tramadol drugs weighing over 500 grams.

He explained that the drug apart from being banned by the World Health Organisation, (W.H.O) has also expired and therefore harmful for human consumption.

The NDLEA Commander stated that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

He said the command has made several seizures of illicit drugs amounting to over 20 tons as well as over 50 arrests since the beginning of this year.

Kidnapping: IGP Deploys Special Forces To Abuja-Kaduna Highway

kidnapping, igp, special forcesThe acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has deployed Special Forces to help curb activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, cattle rustlers and other criminal elements along the highway and surrounding states.

This is in response to the rampant cases of kidnapping along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

Inaugurating the special strike force on Friday, the IG who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of operations, Joshak Habila, said that the operatives would be dispatched to various locations in Kaduna, Niger and the Federal Capital Territory to protect lives and property of road users and residents of the areas.

The IGP assured citizens living around the area that the arrival of the special strike force, together with operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command would bring activities of kidnappers and other criminal elements to an end.

He appealed to members of the public to cooperate with men of the strike force and the command by providing useful information that would enable them track down the criminals that have been terrorising the state.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Alkali Usman, also joined the DIG in warning the officers and men of the squad not to exhibit acts capable of truncating the operation.

He also assured them that their welfare would be adequately taking care of.

Kaduna has recently gained notoriety as a hotbed for the kidnapping, with past victims including diplomats, judges, government officials and political figures.

For a smooth operation, operational patrol vans with communication gadgets have been procured for the troops.

As they move into their various units to commence operation, it is hoped that they will bring the activities of armed bandits to an end.

NDLEA Arrests 25 Drug Addicts in Kaduna

cocaine-NDLEAThe Kaduna State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested 25 suspected drug addicts and traffickers in different parts of the state.

The agency also recovered hard drugs of different substances from the suspects during various raids conducted at various parts of the state last week.

Parading the suspects in his office on Thursday, the State NDLEA Commandant, Mr Samuel Azike, said they were arrested at the notorious black street in Sabon Tasha, Kawo, Kigo road and constitution road, all within the state capital, following a tip off from members of the public.

He disclosed that illicit substances including cannabis, cocaine, rophenol, tramadol and heroin were seized from the drug traffickers.

While stating that most of the crimes in the state are drug related, the NDLEA Commander vowed that the suspects would be charged to court in order to serve as a deterrent to other addicts and traffickers.

He advised commercial bus and luxurious drivers not to carry illicit drugs for traffickers with their vehicles, warning that any driver caught in such act would be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

Mr Azike also reassured that the command would intensify sensitisation campaign against the use and hawking of illicit drugs to save the public from its harmful effects.

Some of the suspects however denied their involvement in the drug related offence and asked the agency to release them.