NDLEA raids drug addicts’ den, arrests suspects in Kaduna
By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kaduna State has raided a popular drug addicts’ den, called ‘The Black Street’ in Sabo area of Kaduna, arresting about 25 suspected drug addicts and traffickers with cocaine and other unlawful drugs.
Some of the suspects paraded at the Kaduna Command headquarters of agency in Kaduna confessed to the crime.
Parading the suspects, NDLEA Commander, Samuel Azige, said during the raid, both cracked and powder form of cocaine were recovered from the suspects.
Azige explained that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects wrap the powder cocaine and sell, while they heat and inhale the cracked ones.
He however said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded, adding that they had constituted nuisance and engaged in all forms of vices in the area.
“In fact we have identified the owner of the houses the suspects use, and he told us that he had made efforts to secure his property against the addicts, but when he bought blocks to fence the house the boys packed the blocks and sold them.
“There is another house where they have completely sent the owner away. He had to relocate to another place because of their threat.
“In fact, people have put their houses for sale around the area due to insecurity caused by these people” he said.
The recovered drugs, including cocaine, Indian hemp, codeine, tramol, among others were displayed.
Meanwhile, the agency is presently on the trail of another drug baron, whose car loaded with drugs has been confiscated.
One of the suspects, Barret Salihu, 22 said, “I don’t know why they arrested me, because I don’t sell wee-wee. I only take wee-wee”.
Asked why he takes ‘wee-wee’ (Indian hemp) Salihu said, “When I take it, I feel okay but now, I have not taken it, and I am not feeling okay.”