The Kaduna state command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has disclosed that it arrested a total of 111 drug traffickers between January and February 2022, in the state.
The disclosure was made by the commander, Kaduna command, Mr. Umar Adoro in an interview on Thursday, in Kaduna State.
He said that most of the arrested suspects fell within the age group of 16-30 years.
He explained that 34 suspects were arrested in January among which 31 were males, while three were females.
“We seized 292.125kg of Cannabis Sativa, 0.001kg of Heroin and 3.554kg psychotropic substances such as Benalin, tramadol among others.
“In February, we arrested 77 suspects amongst whom 74 were males while three were females; and a total of 320.508kg of drugs were seized,” he said.
Adoro explained that, “out of the total number of seized drugs 294.101kg were Cannabis Sativa, 0.034kg Cocaine, 0.005kg Heroin while 26.358kg were psychotropics and 0.010kg Methamphetamine.”
He said that, “The agency had also discovered a new Shisha flavoured pen, whose flavours contained cannabis oil, usually used by teenagers.”
“Five shops were sealed and four people were arrested for selling the pen with 9,932kg of the exhibits seized,” Adoro stated.
“As you can see, this new Shisha flavoured pen looked like a regular pen and it is rechargeable, so it would be difficult to identify it as Shisha; apart from that the flavours contains cannabis oil.
“Some of our youth don’t even know that it is dangerous to consume, which is why parents and guardians need to be on alert about any new thing or item their wards bring home,” Adoro added.