The Katsina State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested seven suspected drug traffickers with 35.06kg of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa.
The suspected illicit drug dealers, according to the agency, were apprehended at different flashpoints within the state between August 18 and 25, 2020.
The spokesman of the command, Mr. Mustapha Maikudi, in a statement issued to journalists, said the suspects would be charge to court after preliminary investigation.
He reiterated that among the suspects nabbed within the period under review was a 73-year-old Umar Abdullahi of Mani Local Government Area of the state.
Maikudi, in the statement, said other suspects included Shehu Adamu, 32, from Bindawa Local Government Area (10.65 kg of weeds); Nura Salele, 59, from Funtua Local Government (10 bottles of cough syrup with codeine); Nuhu Nabayi Fafawa, 52, from Danmusa Local Government Area (5.21kg of weeds).
He added: “Shuaibu Dangora, 50, from Dutsinma Local Government Area (unspecified quantity of weeds); Sadiqu Dahiru, 23, from Malumfashi Local Government Area (19.2 kg of weeds) and Harisu Sa’adu, 20, from Safana Local Government Area, who was caught with Exol weighing 5 kgs and Tramadol 750 grammes.”
The NDLEA spokesman explained that the unflinching efforts of men and officers of the command in flushing out the illicit drug peddlers, would completely eliminate them in the state.