National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kano state command, says it has arrested two suspects in possession of 2.927 kilograms of cocaine in the state.
The NDLEA Commander in Kano, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, made this known while briefing newsmen on Saturday, in Kano.
According to him, the suspects were arrested in a hotel along Katsina road in the city.
Abdul said the arrest was first of its kind in the Kano Command, but similar to its recent discovery of a cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp) farm in the state.
He further stated that, for over a month, the command had been tracking and monitoring movement of the suspects following intelligence report by its men.
He said they were arrested while swallowing the Cocaine, which was to be transported to Saudi Arabia en-route Sudan.
The commander said the arrest was as a result of NDLEA’s current efforts towards ending drug abuse and trafficking in the state.
“An onslaught on the hard drug barons resulted in the arrest of two suspects Abdul Abubakar and Ibrahim Mustapha, and seizure of up to 2.927 kilograms of cocaine for the first time by the command,’’