The Kaduna State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 148 suspected drug peddlers and traffickers in different parts of the state.
The agency also recovered hard drugs of different substances including cannabis Sativa and other psychotropic substances weighing over 3, 999.073kg from the suspects during various raids conducted in some areas of the state within the last quarter of the year.
Parading the suspects at his office on Monday, the acting State NDLEA Commander, Mr. Uche Iyke, says they were arrested in Zaria, Kaduna, and their environs.
He disclosed that illicit substances of various types including tramadol, codeine, diazepam, and many others were seized from the drug traffickers, while the agency also secured twelve convictions during the year.
He explained that the drugs were billed for Zaria, Kaduna, and the environs before they were intercepted by the agency.
While stating that most of the crimes in the state are drug-related, the NDLEA Commander vowed that the suspects will be charged to court in order to serve as a deterrent to other addicts and traffickers.