The Kano Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 10 suspected drug dealers operating in different parts of the state in July alone.
Mr Sadiq Maigatari, the state NDLEA Public Relations Officer, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Kano.
Maitagari said the suspects include Abubakar Yunusa 33, James Temitope 42, Sani Muhammad 23, Aminu Sani 23 and Emeka Williams 31.
He said the other suspects include Inusa Alhassan, 31, Muhammad Abubakar 35, Hussaini Hamza 45, Sani Dahiru 30 and Muhammad Ibrahim 30.
Maitagari said some of the suspects were arrested with weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa while others were arrested with 2,000 ampules of pentazocine injection as well as 48 bottles of codeine syrup weighing 4.8 kg.
He said the operations that led to the interception of the illicit drugs and arrest of the suspected dealers had significantly curbed the distribution of the substances in the state and removed substantial quantities from circulation.
“The potential harm that this quantity of illicit substances could have caused is inestimable.
“This will undoubtedly disrupt drug markets, and protect the community from potential harm caused by the illicit substances,”
Maitagari called on members of the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities to NDLEA toward ensuring a drug-free Kano for future generations.