The National Drug Control Agency, Kaduna State Command, says its agents arrested four suspects with 298 bags of Indian hemp.

NDLEA State Commander Mr. Ibrahim Braji made it known at a press conference in Kaduna on Wednesday.

Braji said the suspects were arrested on the night of January 3 in the Tasu Mahuta community on Refinery Road, Chikun local government area of ​​the state.

He said the four suspects were two women and two men.

According to him, the bags of Indian hemp weigh 3,576 kg.

However, he said officers were still investigating the matter to tease out other suspects for arrest and prosecution.

He also said that the command had expanded its operational structure in the state to reduce the entry and exit of drugs.

He said the new area commands included the Makarfi and Soba local government areas, as well as the Kaduna North and Kaduna South area commands.

The state commander said that in the new area commands established in the local government areas of Samaru Zaria and Sanga, patrol units had been deployed due to the link with other areas with many states.

Braji further said that as the 2023 general election approached, the command would carry out an information campaign to sensitize youth to the dangers of drug abuse and its negative impact on society.

“The awareness will be in schools, religious bodies, traditional institutions and vulnerable places,” he said.

The NDLEA commander added that young people should not be allowed to be used by politicians as tools for the destruction of society.