The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 1.5 tons of illicit drugs and arrested 993 suspects in Katsina State from November 10, 2021, to November 23.

The NDLEA Commander in the state, Mohammed Bashir, made this known while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command within the period under review.

Bashir said the team tackled the situation using an evidence-based approach in terms of substance use which has yielded positive results with 993 arrests. They comprised 977 males and 16 females.

The commander said 93 per cent of the suspects arrested are between 16 and 40 years.

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Bashir said the drug demand reduction unit of the command was able to counsel and rehabilitate 76 people.

Bashir said through the NDLEA’s War against Drug Abuse, the command has taken its message to most of the communities within the state.

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