Katsina State Branch of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 818 drug pushers.
This was disclosed today by the State Commander of the agency, Hajia Maryam Gambo Sani during the Official Commissioning of the Agency’s Rehabilitation and Counseling Center donated by the state government.
According to the command, 452.41kg of Cannabis Sativa, 26,099 bottles of Cough Syrups with codeine and 10,746 tablets of psychotropic substance were seized in 2018.
Gambo noted that 714 drug users out of the 818 arrested were counselled while 104 were convicted to various jail terms.
The Commander assured that the agency will make proper use of the new rehabilitation centre.
“ our tradition of discipline, diligence and prudence, this structure like others will be put to good use. We shall make maximum use of it for effective drug demand reduction as the centre has the capacity to train clients in skills acquisition such as soap making, Knitting, Tailoring, Computer Training and handset Repairs.” She said.
‘’Today is memorable to us as we close the three months of rehabilitation, counselling of thirty female clients which was shouldered by her Excellency and the Ministry of Women Affairs.’ she added