IN the period from June 2021 to June of this year, Jigawa State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency made 679 drug abuse suspect arrests and seized 325.06kg of illegal narcotics.
This was revealed by the State Commandant of the Agency, Ibrahim Braji, during a news conference held in advance of this year’s celebrations of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking on June 26.
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 counselled 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.
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