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NDLEA intercepts 26,600 bottles of psychoactive substance ‘Akuskura’ in Kano

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an alleged notable producer of a new psychoactive substance, popularly called Akuskura, with 26,600 bottles of…

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an alleged notable producer of a new psychoactive substance, popularly called Akuskura, with 26,600 bottles of illicit substances.

The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, that the suspect was arrested on September 13.

Babafemi said the suspect, Qasim Ademola, was arrested by anti-narcotic officers with the Akuskura substances meant for distribution across Northern states.

He said that the consignment was seized on September 15 along Zaria-Kano road, Gadar Tamburawa, Kano.

He added that the 39-year-old proprietor from Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State and three of his distributors were arrested in follow-up operations. (NAN)