The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kebbi Office, on Wednesday apprehended two suspected drug dealers and recovered 2.193 tonnes of hard drugs.
The drugs recovered from the suspects were said to have been hidden in bags and compressed blocks.
The state Commander of NDLEA, Mr Suleiman Jadi revealed this in Birnin Kebbi.
Speaking on how the suspects were nabbed, Jadi said they were tailed from Yauri Local Government Area of the state on their way to Sokoto State.
“Our men on patrol have succeeded in intercepting two suspected drug dealers with hard drugs weighing 2.193 tonnes of cannabis Sativa stuck in bags and compressed in blocks.
“They were intercepted in Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of the state on their way from the South Western States to Sokoto State,’’ he said.
Jadi added that his men had been on the the suspects’ trail for over a month after the command had received a tip-off from its undercover agents.
“You can see the content yourselves as it runs to hundreds of millions, and the huge content is too much for Sokoto alone.
“It must be for distribution to other states or exportation purpose to neighbouring countries,” he said.
According to him, the suspects will soon be charged to court on conclusion of the investigation.
The commander called on members of the public to always supply the command with useful information on activities of drug dealers in their communities.