NDLEA Nabs 33 Suspected Drug Traffickers In Abuja

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has conducted a successful operation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), resulting in the arrest of 34 suspects involved in illicit drug activities.

Kabir Tsakuwa, the FCT Commander of the agency, informed reporters in Abuja about the arrests. He disclosed that some of the suspects had been charged, while those identified as users were receiving counseling.

The operation, known as ‘Operation Tsaro,’ was initiated on May 8 with the primary objective of shutting down drug centers and apprehending drug dealers in the FCT.

Tsakuwa emphasized the necessity of combating drug abuse, particularly as Nigeria prepares for a new administration.

During the operation, a wide range of illicit substances, including cannabis sativa, methamphetamine, tramadol, codeine, Rohypnol, and other psychotropic substances, were seized by NDLEA operatives. Tsakuwa assured the public that the raids would continue as part of their ongoing efforts to combat criminal activities in the FCT and reduce the circulation of illegal drugs.

Several drug hotspots were targeted during the operation, including Torabora, Dei-dei, Wuse Zone 4, Wuse Zone 3, Banex, Garki Village, Area 1, Gwarinpa (Village, 3rd Avenue), Abattoir in Karu, Gwagwalada, Kabusa, and Kuchigoro IDP Camp.

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