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NDLEA arrests police, immigration officers, others, seizes 5.974kg of illicit drugs


The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested 137 suspected drugs abusers in Jigawa State.

The NDLEA State Commandant, Hajiya Maryam Sani stated this while parading the suspects at the Agency’s headquarters in Dutse, the State capital.

She said the suspects were arrested in a two weeks joint operations carried out in Dutse, Kazaure, Hadejia, Babura, Gumel, Birnin Kudu local governments.

Maryam explained that during the raid, 132 males and 2 females were arrested, out of which 25 are students of various Institutions.

“Out of the number, two are public servants (Police and Immigration), 2 civil servants and two traditional leaders,” she said.

Some of the seizures made include 2.559 kg of psychotropic substances, with accumulated grant total of 5.974 kg of various drugs worth millions of naira.

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