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NDLEA mops up 12, 362kg illicit drugs from Kano market

By Abdulsalam Muhammad

KANO—The National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency disclosed yesterday that it seized over 12,362 kg of hard drugs in Kano in the last 12 months with 676 suspects arrested.

NDLEA operative
NDLEA operative

Kano State Commander, NDLEA, Alhaji Hamza Umar, attributed the success to collaborative efforts of security agencies in the state.

The state Commander said that the drugs seized included Cannabis, 3161.729kg, Psychotropic substances 9200.935kg, Cocaine, 156grm, and heroine, 50 gm.

Hamza disclosed that a total 676 suspects were arrested within the period under review, while 143 were convicted as 214 cases are pending.

The commander also revealed that one Adamu Sani who was arrested with fake one hundred thousand dollars was handed over to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for prosecution.

Similarly, the command transferred a total of 36 cases to various security agencies for further investigation.


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