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Seven nabbed for drug trafficking at Kano airport: NDLEA



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NDLEA arrested seven suspects for alleged drug trafficking at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano in May and June.

NDLEA commander at the airport, Sani Abubakar, disclosed this on Friday in Kano in commemoration of the 2022 UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking.

He also explained that the suspects were arrested with Indian hemp, tramadol, pentazocine and khat, among others and would soon be arraigned.

“They were arrested at the airport while attempting to smuggle drugs into the country. A total of 470.21 kilograms of drugs were seized from the suspects,” stated the NDLEA official. “NDLEA operatives are determined to thwart attempts at using the airport for drug trafficking.”

Mr Abubakar also mentioned that increased manpower, provision of logistics and enhanced staff welfare contributed to the positive strides the NDLEA was making.


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