The Kano State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two men in possession of 2.927 kilograms of substances suspected to be cocaine.
The suspects, Abdul Abubakar and Ibrahim Mustapha, were caught while allegedly ingesting the substance for trafficking to Sudan en route Saudi Arabia.
The state NDLEA Commander, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, said the suspects were arrested at a hotel on Katsina road in the city
Mr Abdul said the command had been monitoring the movement of the suspects for over a month, following an intelligence report by operatives.
“An onslaught on the drug barons resulted in the arrest of two suspects, Abdul Abubakar and Ibrahim Mustapha, including the seizure of 2.927kg of cocaine, also for the first time by the command.”
“Within the month of April, we succeeded in seizing 836.927kg of exhibits, which includes 9.927kg of cocaine, 250kg of Cannabis Sativa, 560 kilograms of Tramadol, including a foreign drug imported from South Africa called Khat, weighing 24kg.”