The Katsina State branch of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, yesterday announced the arrest of 7 suspects with 57.846kgs of assorted drugs and 10 bottles of codeine cough syrups.
By Augustine Okezie Katsina
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mustapha Maikudi, in a press release made available to newsmen said the arrests were made between August18 and 25, 2020.
He said the arrests were part of the command’s efforts to make Katsina drug free.
He listed those arrested to include; Shehu Adamu, 32, from Bindawa LGA of Katsina with 10.65kgs of cannabis sativa, Nura Salele,59, from Funtua with 10 bottles of cough syrup with codeine, Nuhu Nabayi Fafawa, 52, from Dan Musa with 5.21kgs of cannabis sativa and Umar Abdullahi,73, from Mani LGA with 12kgs of cannabis sativa.
Others were Shu’aibu Yahaya Dangora, 50, from Dutsinma LGA with cannabis sativa, Sadiqu Dahiru, 23, from Malumfashi LGA with 19.2kgs of cannabis sativa and Harisu Sa’adu, 20, of Safana LGA, with exol 5kgs and tramadol 750grm.
He said “All suspects have been remanded in custody, pending further investigation and possible prosecution.