The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), FCT Command, recently captured 34 people during a sweep operation against illegal drug dens in Abuja, the country’s capital.
This was revealed by the agency’s FCT Commander, Kabir Tsakuwa, in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Abuja.
Tsakuwa stated that the operation was necessary to combat drug abuse, especially as Nigeria prepares to transition to a new administration.
He added that the command initiated “Operation Tsaro” on May 8 in order to close down drug dens and apprehend traffickers throughout the FCT.
According to the commander, the officers were successful in seizing a variety of illegal substances, including methamphetamine, tramadol, codeine, rohypnol, and cannabis sativa He mentioned drugs.
Torabora, Dei-dei, Wuse Zone 4, Wuse Zone 3, Banex, Garki Village, Area 1, Gwarimpa (Village, 3rd Avenue), Karu, Gwagwalada, Kabusa, and Kuchigoro IDP Camp were among the locations searched.
“While some of the arrested individuals have been charged and taken to court, others who are users are undergoing counseling sessions,” the statement reads.