The Katsina State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it has for the first time in the history of Northern Nigeria, discovered a cannabis sativa farm in the area.
The Deputy Commander of the agency, Idris Usman, who revealed this while speaking on the recent achievements by the command, also said they intercepted 1,730 bottles of codeine-based syrups and 8,000 capsules of tramadol from 2 other suspects.
The first cannabis farm discovered in the northern part of the country is at Saboshi Village in the Dutsi Local Government Area of Katsina State, which the NDLEA described as shocking and worrisome.
According to the Deputy Commander of the agency, Idris Usman, the cannabis farm owned by 30-year-old Mas’ud Bukar, was mixed with other crops, to deceive officers and men of the NDLEA.
Usman further added that during their Stop And Search Operation on the Kano-Katsina highway, the command intercepted two different suspects, Bashir Sa’adu and Muhammadu Yusuf 29 years old, with 1,730 bottles of codeine-based syrups, worth over 10 million Naira, and 8,000 capsules of tramadol.
While warning parents to take adequate care of their children to fight against drug abuse, said the command will not rest until it reduces the availability and consumption of drugs in the state, even as the 3 suspects, will soon be prosecuted.