NDLEA says it dismantled 25 notorious drug joints and arrested 150 suspected drug traffickers in Kaduna.
The Kaduna command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it dismantled 25 notorious drug joints and arrested 150 suspected drug traffickers.
The NDLEA commander, Umar Adoro, told journalists on Wednesday that the agency conducted the operation in August.
Mr Adoro said four properties belonging to the drug dealers were sealed within the period under review.
He said the illicit drug outlets were located in Kudenden, Unguwar Muazu, Unguwar Rimi, Rigasa, Karji and Unguwar Gwari. Others were Kabala Costain, Stadium roundabout, Babbar Saura, Gadar Gayan, Mando, Badarawa, Makarfi, Azara, Iche, Karatudu and Saminaka, among others.
The commander said the drugs seized included 172.881kg of Indian hemp, 0.031kg of cocaine, 0.005kg of heroin, 12.577kg of Tramadol, 1,100.788kg of psychotropic substance and 0.001kg of methamphetamine.
“The total weight of drugs seized was 1, 389.919kg within the period under review,” he added.
He added that one Dane gun and nine rounds of live ammunition of 7.2mm were seized during the operation.
Mr Adoro appealed to citizens for timely and useful information on illicit drug dealers to enable the agency to take prompt action.