The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, said it seized Indian hemp and some other drugs worth N2.5 million in Zaria, Kaduna State.
The zonal commander of the agency in Zaria, Sunday Azinge, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.
Mr. Azinge said the agency had also arrested 17 suspects including a 70-year-old man in connection with the crime.
He said the intercepted drugs include 96 bags of cannabis valued at N25,000 each and 67 compressed wraps valued at N7,000 each.
He said the seizure and arrest were made by the agency’s drug task force.
“This is a task force established by the Kaduna State government. It comprises both the military, para-military and the police.
“We all work together to achieve one goal – drug-free society.
“We started operation in October and we have recorded a lot of success. As you can see, almost one tonne of cannabis sativa has been seized,” Mr. Azinge said.
According to him, if the intercepted drugs were allowed to go into circulation, they could cause a lot of havoc in the society.