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Kano NDLEA destroys 15.7 tonnes of drugs in three years

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The Kano State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has destroyed over 15.7 tonnes of narcotic drugs and other psychotropic substances seized in the last three years.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Sadiq Maigatari, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.

He also said the destruction operation covered the period from October 8, 2020, to October 17, 2023.

He maintained that the substances included cannabis sativa, cocaine, psychotropic substances, methamphetamine, barbiturates, and assorted expired drugs.

“The substances that were burnt during the destruction exercise weighed over 15.7 tonnes including cannabis sativa, cocaine, psychotropic substances, methamphetamine, barbiturate, and other assorted expired drugs,” Maigatari said.

He reiterated the agency’s commitment to eradicating illicit drugs in every local government by establishing Divisional Narcotic Offices, as approved by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa Rtd.

According to him, the agency sought support from local and state governments to achieve a drug-free society.

The agency commended various stakeholders, including security agencies, the Kano State Government, and traditional leaders, among others for their collaboration in the fight against drug abuse in Kano.

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