The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kaduna State Command, said it had arrested 611 suspected drug traffickers from January to July in the State.

The agency’s Commander in the state, Mr Umar Adoro disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Kaduna.

Adoro said out of  the 611 suspects, 480 drug users had been counseled, rehabilitated, and integrated into society,


“131 were charged to court and we secured the conviction of 69 and 62 are still awaiting trial within the period under review.

”Within the period under review, the command also seized illicit drugs which included  Cannabis 3,893.189kg, Cocaine 1.309kg, Heroin 0.097kg, Psychotropic 3,949.63kg, Methamphetamine 0.147kg, and Tramadol 1,851.369kg.

“The total drug seized was 3,898,991.552kg within the period under review,” Adoro said.

He urged the public to be mindful of suspicious movements of goods in their communities and provide useful information to the agency to enable it to curb the influx and consumption of hard drugs.

The commander also appealed to parents to closely observe their wards’ activities.

He reassured the public of NDLEA’s commitment to eradicating illegal drugs in society to the barest minimum.