NDLEA arrests 187 suspected drug dealers in Kebbi State in 2020



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) command in Kebbi State says it arrested 187 suspected drug dealers in different operations in the state in 2020.

Mr Peter Odaudu, the state NDLEA Commander said this while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Birnin Kebbi.

Odaudu said that the command also seized 563.4678 kilos illicit drugs and psychotropic substance the period.

 

 

 

 

“The command – narcotic efforts in 2020, were all geared towards policing the state and checking the menace drug and illicit trafficking, with a view to reducing same to the barest minimum.

“In the year under , a total 187 were arrested. the lot, 171 were males while only 16 were females.

“In the same vein, a whopping 563.467 kilos of drugs, over half a ton, were seized and taken out of circulation.

“Cannabis sativa constituted 395.8920 kilos or about 70 cent of the entire seizure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Psychotropic substances including Tramadol, diazepam, and cough syrup with cocaine accounted for the remaining 167.5754 kilos or 30 cent,” he said.

Odaudu said the agency secured conviction for 23 out of 187 who were sentenced to various jail terms, ranging from

“On June 24, 2020, one Umar Yakubu, alias Dangote, aged 32 years was arrested behind the stadium, Birnin Kebbi, with crack cocaine.

“Also, on Sept. 23, one Nura Muhammad, aged 33 years, was arrested in Bagudo town, and methamphetamine seized from him.

 

 

 

 

 

“Both instances were the first time cocaine and methamphetamine were seized in the annals of the war against drug in the state and both are being prosecuted at the Federal High Court, Birnin Kebbi.

“In the area of rehabilitation and counseling, a total of 29 persons were counseled and rehabilitated, while 30 clients were admitted into our facility.

“Twenty six were discharged having been satisfied that they could go on and live their normal lives,” he said.

He reiterated the command’s commitment towards wining the war against drug and illicit trafficking in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

“We appreciate the from the State Government, sister agencies and the good people of the state.

“Within the ambit of the resources – human, materials and – available, the command will not rest on its oars until drug peddlers and users are of business,” Odaudu said.(NAN)