October 12, 2021
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said it arrested some government officials, including a police officer, an immigration officer and others for peddling illicit drugs.
According to the agency, it recently arrested no fewer than 137 suspected drugs traffickers, abusers in Jigawa State.
The State NDLEA Commandant, Hajiya Maryam Sani, who made the disclosure while parading the suspects at the Agency’s headquarters in Dutse, the State capital, said the suspects were arrested in two weeks of joint operations.
The said joint operations were carried out in Dutse, Kazaure, Hadejia, Babura, Gumel, Birnin Kudu local governments of the state.
Sani explained further that during the raid, 132 males and 2 females were arrested, out of which 25 are students of various Institutions.
“Out of the number, two are public servants (police and immigration), 2 civil servants and two traditional leaders,” the drug agency commandant noted.
Some of the illicit drugs recovered during the operation include 2.559 kg of psychotropic substances, with an accumulated grant total of 5.974 kg of various drugs worth millions of naira.