The Kano State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it had intercepted over five thousand kilogrammes of illicit drugs from January 2018 to date.
The Commander of the NDLEA in Kano, Alhaji Hamza Umar disclosed this in an interview with Radio Nigeria in Kano.
He said in January alone, the agency had seized over 2300 kilogrammes, while in February they intercepted over 2500 kilogrammes and in March only 98.4kg was seized.
Umar pointed out that from January to date, the command has seized over 192 kilogrammes of Cannabis, 0.5 kilogrammes of Cocaine and over 4848 kilogrammes of Tramadol.
He also explained that during operations, the command seized over 107.7g of Diazapam and Pentasosin 150g.
The commander further explained that the agency had arrested 122 suspects, adding that in January 57 were arrested while in February 33 were arrested and another 32 from March 1s to date.
The NDLEA commander stated that out of the 122 suspects that were arrested, 33 were convicted to various jail sentences while the others are still on trial at the Federal High Court in Kano.
Umar noted that during the last three months period, the command was also able to counsel 57 drug users that were arrested and those that were brought by either their parents or guardians.
According to him, the command had recently arrested two suspected drug traffickers from Niger Republic together with two Nigerians who were trafficking illicit drugs within Nigeria, Niger and other neighbouring Arab countries.
He appealed to the general public to continue to give the agency all the necessary support to end drug abuse menace in the state.