Birnin Kebbi – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Thursday that it had arrested 19 suspects and seized 62.2 kilogrammes of Cannabis and Diazepam in Kebbi.
A statement by the NDLEA commander in the state, Mr Okon Ulo, made available to reporters in Birnin Kebbi, said the seizure was recorded between April and May.
It stated also that the agency had counselled 18 drug suspects while four drug addicts had been remanded for rehabilitation.
It stated that the agency’s surveillance resulted in the arrest of Nuhu Garba, 50, and Abubakar Mumini,40, who had been notorious drug barons living in Jega Local Government area of the state.
It added that the duo were arrested with five bags of cannabis weighing 48.5 kilogrammes and 2.25 Kilogrammes of Diazepam, as well as two vehicles.
According to the statement, the illicit substances are being supplied to the suspects from Awo in Ondo State.
It said further that another dealer, Kasimu Kurma, was arrested in Maje town in Bagudo Local Government along with his grand children, Abdul’aziz Abdulmumini and Abdulsamad Abdulsalam. (NAN).