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NDLEA arrests 134 in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested 134 people for drug-related offences and seized drugs worth…

The Jigawa State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested 134 people for drug-related offences and seized drugs worth millions of naira in the last two weeks.

Parading some of the arrested suspects before newsmen in Dutse on Monday, the state commandant of the agency, Mrs Maryam Gambo Sani, said the arrests were made during raids by the operatives of the agency between September 27 and October 10, 2021.

She said the operatives raided many smoking joints across the state.

She said about 99 percent of the arrested suspects were drug users, adding that the agency was following the statement by some of the suspects to get at the source of the supply and the barons behind the supply.

She added that 132 of the arrested suspects were men, while two were women. Of the lot, she said two were traditional title holders, two were public servants. But she did not disclose the identities of the traditional title holders.

Besides, the NDLEA chief disclosed that 25 students from virtually all the tertiary institutions in the state were arrested.

She noted that altogether, a cumulative total of 5.974 kilograms of various drugs were seized in the two-week raid.

“This comprises 3.411 kg of cannabis sativa and 2.55 kilograms of psychotic.

“Some of the black spots raided are as follows: in Dutse, we raided Yantipa Garage, Maranjuwa area and  Yalwawa junction.

“In Hadejia, we raided areas like Gandu Sarki, Salbas, Sawaba joints among others,” she said.

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