By AbdulSalam MUHAMMAD, Kano
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has impounded drugs worth over N100million in Kano within the last 3 weeks, and hounded into custody 17 suspected peddlers.
The Commandant of the Anti Drug Agency, Nicolas Walter told Journalists in Kano that the drugsÂ identified as cannabis were seized from suspected drug peddlers in two separate operations, pointing out that it weighed over 4tonnes.
Nicolas Walter who described the seizure as â€˜unprecedentedâ€™ in the state came on the heel of growing statistics that shot the state ahead of others in terms of operations, convictions and rehabilitations of peddlers.
The NDLEA Commandant explained that 3 vehiclesÂ were also impounded during the operation, maintaining that investigation is on to ascertain the veracity of those in the net to pave way for the prosecution of those involved in the illicit drug trade.
Nicolas Walter stated that preliminary investigation has indicated that the impounded drugs were transported into the Kano from Southern part of this country by a group of syndicate.
The Commandant who lamented inadequate manpower in the conduct of their operations urged stakeholders to provide more logistics support to enable them police the porous routes that leads to Kano market.
Nicolas Walter revealed that the command had seized illicit drug weighing over 10 tones over the last 2 years in the state, stressing that recent upsurge requires the cooperation of all to halt it.
Walter seized the opportunity to call on the National Assembly to facilitate moves that will enable them boost their operational man power, adding that the anti drug law Agency need more hands to combat illicit drug trade in the Country.