Two suspected members of a drug syndicate have been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Kano State.
During the arrest, 1,553.1 kgs of cannabis sativa were seized from the suspects in Wudil Local Government Area of the State.
This was made known in a statement by the NDLEA Acting Public Relations Officer in the State, Mr Sadiq Maigatari, on Tuesday.
Maigatari said that the suspects, Jonathan Nuhu, 45, from Plateau State and Muhammad Abubakar, 18, from Kano State, were arrested on July 19 following a well-coordinated surveillance operation by men of the agency.
“The officers, who had been on the case for two months, were able to track and intercept the drugs, which were loaded from Lokoja and en route to Jigawa.
“The suspects are believed to be part of a larger drug syndicate that specialises in transporting cannabis to Northern Nigeria and distributing it to various dealers”, he said.
Maigatari said investigation was on-going on the matter and that a manhunt had been launched to arrest two other suspects, now at large.
He restated the commitment of the agency to rid the state of illicit drug trafficking and substance abuse.