National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) in Kano State says its operatives intercepted 9,075 kilograms of illicit drugs in the outgoing year, 2020.
Ibrahim Abdul, Commander of NDLEA in Kano State on Wednesday disclosed that the agency arrested over 1,035 suspects.
Abdul, while giving a breakdown of the illicit drugs seized said that “in 2020 we intercepted 7,108.7 kilograms of Indian hemp, 1,966.3 kilograms of psychotropics and 0.138 kilograms of cocaine”.
He added that the agency has “rehabilitated and counselled 998 drug addicts while 40 others were admitted to psychiatric centres and 44 discharged after undergoing counselling”
In another development, NDLEA Kano said it screened all local government candidates for the forthcoming election on January 16, 2021.
The State Government had requested all candidates to partake in a drug test with a view to ensuring that none of the candidates is a drug addict.
Abdul, the NDLEA Commander commended the effort of the State Government and other stakeholders towards maintaining mental stability to fight against drugs.
He, however, appealed to officers, stakeholders and others to continue assisting the agency to fight against human trafficking, child abuse, drugs dealing and addiction in the state.