The Kano State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a significant haul of Cannabis Sativa, squashing a major drug syndicate in the process.
The Acting Public Relations Officer of the Command, Sadiq Maigatari, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Maigatari stated that the bust, which took place at Garindau near the bridge of Wudil in the Wudil Local Government area of Kano State, resulted in the seizure of a whopping 116 bags of cannabis, weighing in at an astonishing 1,553.1 kg. The stash included 50 bags of compressed cannabis, with each bag containing 25 blocks summing up to 1,250 blocks, in addition to 66 bags of loose quantities of the drug.
During the operation, two suspects were apprehended: Jonathan Nuhu, a 45-year-old from Kanke village in Plateau State, and Muhammad Abubakar, an 18-year-old from Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.
He noted that the operation was the result of a well-coordinated surveillance operation, based on vital intelligence reports along with the coordination of resources and personnel.
According to him, the officers, who had been on the case for two months, were able to track and intercept the drugs, which were loaded from Lokoja and en route to Jigawa. OYO NEWS