The Katsina State command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has nabbed a 52-year-old Ghanaian, Eric Ansa, for allegedly supplying hard drugs to “the North West zone of Nigeria and for export to Niger Republic.”
Addressing newsmen on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, the NDLEA Commandant in the state, Maryam Gambo Sani, said the suspect belonged to an international drug syndicate.
She disclosed that Ansa, along with two others, Margaret Balogun, 58 and Celestina Ezia, 42, were arrested with 758 compressed pieces of cannabis sativa weighing 785 kilograms with a street value of about N10 million.
The syndicate, she noted, were arrested “while they were trying to distribute their consignment to their customers in Katsina state”
Sani further disclosed that 418 drug suspects had been arrested with drugs that weighed 1.3 million kilograms adding, “ten students from four higher institutions in the state were arrested with drugs and some of them have been charged to court. The institutions have become havens for drug crimes instead of character moulding.”