The Kano State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested two men for possesing 2.927 kilograms of substances suspected to be cocaine.
The suspects, Abdul Abubakar and Ibrahim Mustapha, according to the agency, were arrested while they were ingesting the drugs for trafficking to Saudi Arabia.
Briefing newsmen in Kano on Sunday, the state NDLEA Commander, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, said the suspects were arrested at a hotel on Katsina road in the city.
According to Abdul, the command had been monitoring the movement of the suspects for over a month, following an intelligence report by operatives.
Abdul said: “An onslaught on the drug barons resulted in the arrest of two suspects, Abdul Abubakar and Ibrahim Mustapha, including the seizure of 2.927kg of cocaine, also for the first time by the command.”
According to him, the agency dislodged 50 hotspots within and outside the metropolis, attributing the success to the command’s efforts in the fight against drug abuse.
“Within the month of April, we succeeded in seizing 836.927kg of exhibits, which includes 9.927kg of cocaine, 250kg of Cannabis Sativa, 560 kilograms of Tramadol, including a foreign drug imported from South Africa called Khat, weighing 24kg.”, the NDLEA said.
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