The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Katsina State, said on Wednesday that it had arrested 119 suspects for drug-related offences between Sept. 15 and Nov. 14.
Hajiya Maryam Sani, the NDLEA Commander in the state, who made this disclosure while briefing newsmen in Katsina, said the suspects included 104 males, four females and 11 students of higher institutions in the state.
She said that the command seized 53.5kg of cannabis sativa and 48.1gm of psychotropic substances that included diazepam, exol and tramadol.
“We also seized 49.7 litres of cough syrups with codeine, which translate to 497 bottles,’’ she said.
The commander disclosed that the total seizures stood at 101 kg of the illegal substances.
She said that the command was counselling 90 suspects on drug addiction in its counselling and rehabilitation centre.
‘’The NDLEA will continue to do its best in the fight against drug abuse and peddling in Katsina State,’’ she said.
Sani called on traditional and religious leaders to continue to assist the agency in the ongoing fight against drug abuse in the state.