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NDLEA seizes 230,600 tramadol tablets, arrests 106 suspects in Kano

The Kano State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 230,600 tablets of Tramadol and arrested 106 suspects.

Commander Abubakar Idris-Ahmad disclosed this to journalists on Saturday in Kano. “The Command between June 10 and June 13, in its operation ahead of Eid-el Kabir celebration, intercepted 230,600 Tramadol tablets along Zaria-Kano road,” the commander said.

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“The operations, mandated by the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, retired Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Buba-Marwa, in curbing the menace of drug abuse in Nigeria, resulted in the arrest,” he added.

Among the arrested are 106 male suspects, including 11 identified as major drug dealers. The suspects were apprehended at various drug joints, including Sani Abacha Stadium, Karkasara, Sani Abacha Youth Center, Dorayi, Dan-Agundi graveyard, Brigade Mini Stadium, and the infamous Filin Idi drug den.

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Recovered exhibits include cannabis sativa, rubber solution, ‘suck and die,’ exol tablets, codeine syrup, and other illicit substances. These substances were intended for distribution and use during the Eid-el Kabir celebrations.

The NDLEA Kano Command is committed to eradicating the scourge of drug abuse and trafficking, Idris-Ahmad affirmed.


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