NDLEA raids 64 suspected drug dealers in Jigawa

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Jigawa has arrested 64 drug peddlers with at least 17.55 kilograms of various drugs and substances.

The NDLEA Commandant in the state, Josephine Obi, who made this known in Dutse on Saturday, said 61 of those arrested during the raid across the 27 local government areas of the state were drug users.

Items seized include Cannabis Sativa, Tramadol, Exol, Dapsol, Diazepam, Codeine, Rubber Solution and Formalin, popularly known as Suck and Die.

She explains, “The NDLEA Jigawa State command has intensified efforts to curtail the trafficking and use of both conventional and unconventional drug substances in order to avoid incidences of violence and crimes in the countdown to the 2019 general elections.

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“We are doing this through public enlightenment, increased patrols, surveillance and the dislodgement of known drug joints across the state.

“These special operations began in January, 2019 and so far, we’ve dislodged many joints across the state,’’ Obi said in a statement.

She advised residents of the state to be security conscious ahead of the election.

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