The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 619 suspected drug traffickers in Kano State in 2017.

Out of that number, 165 were convicted to serve various prison terms.

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State Commandant of the agency, Hamza Umar, disclosed that the command also intercepted more than 17.1 tons of illicit drugs across the state, including over 344.9 grams of Cocaine and over 88.2 grams of heroin, within the period under review.

“From January to date, we also intercepted over 5.5 tons of Cannabis and over 11 tons of Rochi,” the NDLEA commandant said.

According to him, the agency counselled 282 drug users arrested with illicit drugs for their personal consumption and rehabilitated over 44 users in the state.

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