2 Nigerians Arrested While Swallowing Cocaine To Be Trafficked To Sudan En Route Saudi Arabia
The Kano Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspects in possession of 2.927 kilograms of cocaine in the state.
The NDLEA Commander in Kano, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Saturday, said the suspects were arrested in a hotel along Katsina road in the city.
He noted that, the arrest was first of its kind in the Kano Command similar to its recent discovery of an Indian hemp farm in the state for the first time also.
He explained that for over a month, the command has been trailing and monitoring the movement of the suspects following an intelligent report by its men. He added that the suspects were arrested while swallowing the cocaine to be transported to Sudan en route Saudi Arabia. Abdul said that the arrest was part of the command’s effort towards bringing to the end, the issues of drug abuse and trafficking in the state.
“An onslaught meted on the hard drug barons resulted in the arrest of two suspects, Abdul Abubakar and Ibrahim Mustapha and also the seizure of 2.927 kilograms of cocaine for the first time in the command”, he said. Abdul further explained that during the month, the command had arrested 4 suspects in possession of a pistol along Kano-Gwarzo road on their way to Funtua in Katsina State.
NDLEA commander said that during the month in review, NDLEA had dislodged 50 hotspots within and outside the metropolis, adding that such success was recorded due to the command’s tireless efforts in fight against any form of drug abuse. “Within the month of April, we succeeded in seizing 836.927 kilograms of exhibits which includes 9.927 Cocaine, 250 kilograms of Cannabis Savita, 560 kilograms of Tramadol, and also a foreign drug imported from South Africa called Khat with 24 kilograms quantity”, he said.