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NDLEA arrests 679 suspects, seizes 325.06kg of illicit drugs in Jigawa

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Jigawa State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested 679 suspects of drug abuse and made seizures of 325.06kg of illicit drugs from June 2021 to June this year.

The Agency’s State Commandant, Ibrahim Braji disclosed this during a press briefing ahead of the activities to commemorate this year’s United Nations International Day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking on June 26th.

He said the theme of this year is “Addressing Drug Challenges in Health and Humanitarian Crises.”

Braji said eight of the 671 suspects arrested were female.

He said the command also seizured 325.6kg of illicit drugs, convicted 177 people and counseled 503 clients from June 2021 to June 2022.

He said with the support of Jigawa State Government and other security agencies, the command had expanded its operation to all the 27 local government areas across the State.