Kaduna police seize 33 bags of hemp, other hard drugs

Kaduna police seize 33 bags of hemp, other hard drugs

Monday, February 15, 2016 11:33 pm


Police Commissioner Umar Shehu displays the seized drugs

Police Commissioner Umar Shehu displays the seized drugs

Femi Adi/Kaduna 
The Kaduna State Police Command has intercepted 33 bags of Indian hemp and 34 baskets of hard drugs from various suspects within Kaduna town.
The Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, who displayed the drugs before newsmen, said the police arrested over 150 suspects who were being prosecuted in courts.
The Commissioner also disclosed that the Police  recovered 17 jerry-cans of liquid toxicant acid.
Shehu, who thanked Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai for steering 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.”
He however 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.”
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