NDLEA seizes contraband drugs worth N50m in Kaduna

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kaduna State Command said it has seized contraband drugs worth over 50 million naira hidden inside a warehouse following a tip off.


The State Commander of the Agency, Mr. Samule Azige, disclosed this while parading drugs suspects in Kaduna yesterday.

According to Mr. Azige, the drugs were in 60 cartoons of Unpalidon which has been banned by the World Health Organisation (WHO)

The owner of the drugs, according to the Agency is at large, but the premises have been sealed-off.

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Mr. Azige further explained that the Unpalidon was not only with banned drugs but the one seized at the ware house has also expired which make it health hazard to the public.

The drugs according to him weight 540 kg and the largest contraband seizure in Kaduna State.

Similarly, the Agency also paraded 7 suspects who were arrested for various offences related to drug peddling.

One of the suspect, Adamu Abubakar, however, claimed to be innocent by saying he boarded a vehicle along Kaduna Abuja express road but when they were stopped by NDLEA operatives and the bag filled with marijuana was found in the vehicle the other passegers informed the operatives that the bag belongs to him, an allegation he refuted.

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Another suspect, Hashim Kashim who was arrested in Tudun Wada in Kaduna South for selling tramadol said he is sorry for his action because some people asked him to supply them the drugs and he was in dear need of the money.

Mr. Azige however advised Nigerians youth to keep away from drug if they want to succeed because nobody ever succeed in taking drug.

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