The Jigawa Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has revealed that it had arrested 231 suspected drug dealers and recovered 122.229 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs in the state.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse, the state capital, on Monday, the state NDLEA Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Abdul, stated that the achievement was recorded between January and March 2017.
He added that the recovered drugs included 88.103 kilograms of Cannabis and 34.126 kilograms of Psychotropic Substances.
The state NDLEA Commandant who estimated the recovered illicit drugs at over N2 million said among the 231 suspects arrested, two were females.
The commandant urged members of the public to support the Agency with credible information that would assist in tackling rampant abuse of illicit drugs in the state.
He added: “The abuse of psychotropic substance and cough syrup is a worrisome development which the command is grappling with.
“Hence, the need for all, including the traditional rulers, religious groups and community based organizations to join hands with the agency in fighting the menace throughout the state.”
In January, the NDLEA had seized a consignment of cocaine worth £3.8 million (N1.9 billion) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
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