NDLEA Arrest Two Suspected Drug Traffickers in Kano

The National Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano State have arrested two suspected drug traffickers in the state planning to travel to Saudi Arabia.

The apprehended suspects have been identified as Abdul Abubakar Mohammed and Ibrahim Mustapha. Mohammed and Mustapha were caught with 2.927kg of cocaine, said to be a unique case in Kano State.

The commander of NDLEA in Kano State, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, while parading the apprehended suspects before journalists on Saturday, disclosed that luck ran out of the two suspects after his men trailed them to a hotel on Katsina Road, in Fage Local Government Area of the state after two months of investigation.

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According to Dr. Ibrahim, NDLEA Kano command’s switch from reactive to proactive investigative techniques led to the successful arrest of the suspects. Dr. Ibrahim also informed newsmen that the suspects had begun to swallow the parcels of cocaine before taking off to Sudan from where they will continue their journey to Saudi Arabia through the sea.

“ We have adopted proactive methods for effective policing and investigations as it relates to drugs. We have been on the trail of the suspects for the past two months after intelligence gathering by our vigilant officers”.

This arrest is coming a few weeks after a Nigerian woman was executed in Saudi Arabia, as well as arrests of Nigerians by the Saudi Arabia authorities for drug trafficking.

The two suspects, while interviewed by newsmen said that they hail from Maiduguri and are both businessmen who deal in Caps and Cola nuts respectively but lost their source of livelihood due to Boko Haram insurgency.


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