Kano State has handed over 53kg of suspected India hemp to NDLEA.
News Rain gathered that the Kano State Task Force Committee on Counterfeit Drugs has on Tuesday intercepted not less than 53. 3kg of illicit drugs suspected to be India He to the State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA).
Kano Task Force
The development which was made known to the public on Tuesday through a press statement that was issued and signed by the information officer Kano State Ministry of Health, Hadiza Mustapha Namadi, stated that the seize illegal drugs was personally handed over by the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa to the State command of NDLEA.
According to the statement which was made available to the pressmen in the State, stated that the Kano State Taskforce Committee on Counterfeit Drugs has intercepted about 53.3kg of illicit drugs suspected to be Indian hemp.
This was disclosed by the state commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, during the handing over of the intercepted substances to the state command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
He further said that the Taskforce has also intercepted fake and counterfeit drugs meant for distribution across Kano.
The commissioner was represented by the chairman of the Taskforce, Pharmacist Ghali Sule during the handing over of the intercepted items to the Kano Commandant of NDLEA.
The statement which quoted the State NDLEA Commandant, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul while receiving the substances, to have applauded the state Ministry of Health for it’s support and cooperation to the Agency, said ” I call on all other stakeholders to put hands on deck for effective eradication of illicit drug abuse and trafficking in Nigeria.
Note that despite the harsh and severe punishment, India Hemp use in Nigeria is widespread, From the North to the Delta, where you have the famed Kwale weed. With the UNODC ranking Nigeria third in worldwide usage, just behind Iceland and the United States. There are well-known places where India hemp is “openly” sold ranging from N50 – N2000 naira a “bag”.