NSCDC arrests five suspects with hard drugs in Jigawa


The Spokesperson of the corps in the state, DSC Adamu Abdullahi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, in Dutse that the suspects were apprehended in Gumel Local Government Area of the state.

Abdullahi said that the suspects were arrested in Gumel central market by men of the command operating in the area.

He explained that the suspects (names withheld), hail from Kaura, Dadin Sarki and Rukutu villages in Suletankarkar Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesperson added that one of the suspects was from Baure town in katsina State.

According to him, a total of 34 sachets of Tramadol, consisting of tablets and capsules were recovered from the suspects.

Abdullahi said the tablets are 120 milligrams, while the capsules are 225 milligrams.

He added that suspects who confessed to committing the offence, had been handed over to the office of National Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action.

The spokesperson, however, advised the public to stop patronising  local drugs vendors, saying drugs bought from such vendors are not good for use.

According to him, such drugs are not kept under the required temperature thereby rendering them harmful for human consumption.

” Each drug carries information concerning the temperature under which it is supposed to be kept.

“But these local and illegal vendors exposed their drugs to the  sun all the time, and for this, these drugs became expired and dangerous to consume.,” he said.