818 drug pushers have been arrested by the Katsina State Branch of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The command also said 452.41kg of Cannabis Sativa, 26,099 bottles of Cough Syrups with codeine and 10,746 tablets of psychotropic substance were seized in 2018.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the State Commander of the agency, Hajia Maryam Gambo Sani during the Official Commissioning of the Agency’s Rehabilitation and Counseling Center donated by the Katsina State Government.
Gambo noted that 104 out of the number arrested were convicted to various jail terms while 714 drug users were counseled.
The Commander further promised that her agency will put the new rehabilitation center to good use and ensure its maximum use.
She said ’’In our tradition of discipline, diligence and prudence, this structure like others will be put to good use. We shall make maximum use of it for effective drug demand reduction as the center has the capacity to train clients in skills acquisition such as soap making, Knitting,Tailoring,Computer Training and handset Repairs.
‘’Today is memorable to us as we close the three months of rehabilitation, counseling of thirty female clients which was shouldered by her Excellency and the Ministry of Women Affairs.’’
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