Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NDLEA arrest woman on watch list for 10 years

The National Drug Law Enforcement Law Agency, NDLEA, has arrested 19 suspected drug dealers, including a woman who has been on the watch list for 10 years.

Briefing journalists on the arrests, NDLEA Sokoto Commander, Yakubu kibo, disclosed: “In the month of February 2020, we made arrests of 19 suspects – 18 males and one female with a total seizure of 141.534kg of assorted illicit drugs.”

He said the illicit drugs included cannabis sativa 134.128kg, and psychotropic substances which included tramadol diazepam, pentazocine injection, among others.


“We arrested a very notorious cannabis Sativa dealer in the state, Madam Queen, from Raymond Village. Madam Queen has been on our watch list for the past 10 years and on the 28th of February, she was arrested alongside her sales boy,” he disclosed.

“This time around, it was not limited to cannabis Sativa, she is now a multi-illicit drug dealer, apart from the cannabis we seized from her, other drugs including pentazocine injection, and we all know the danger of pentazocine injection which is class A in the prohibited drug worldwide.”

He revealed that another notorious business centre of one Ali Custom was also raided on two occasions at Kofar Marke, Rukubawa area with a total seizure of 97.750kg made.

According to him, the NDLEA in the state had also returned sanity to Sokoto Hotel as well as raided a lot of other black spots in the state in the month of February 2020.

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