The Kaduna State Police Command has intercepted 33 bags of Indian hemp and 34 baskets of hard drugs from various suspects within Kaduna town in northwest Nigeria.
The state Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, who displayed the drugs before newsmen, said the police arrested over 150 suspects who are now being prosecuted in courts.
The Commissioner also disclosed that the police recovered 17 jerrycans of liquid toxicant acid.
Shehu, who thanked Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai for promoting the campaign against illicit drugs, said, “As you can see, we recorded this achievement in Kaduna town where we intercepted these drugs. We will continue to do our best in containing this menace in view of the negative consequences of drugs in the society.
“Hard drugs are a strong motivation to crime, rape and other vices and we will continue to do our best without a break.
“As you know, the government of Kaduna state under the leadership of Governor El-Rufai has been supportive and we are grateful.”
Shehu explained that the Command would hand over the intercepted drugs to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Governor El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, who represented the state government said, “Kaduna state government under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai will continue to support security agencies in the campaign against hard drugs and other acts undermining law and order in the state.”