He said they were arrested while swallowing the Cocaine, which was to be transported to Saudi Arabia en-route Sudan.
The commander said the arrest was as a result of NDLEA’s current efforts towards ending drug abuse and trafficking in the state.
“An onslaught on the hard drug barons resulted in the arrest of two suspects Abdul Abubakar and Ibrahim Mustapha and seizure of up to 2.927 kilograms of cocaine for the first time by the command,’’ he said.
Abdul further explained that also this month, the command arrested four suspects in possession of a pistol on Kano-Gwarzo Road, on their way to Funtua, Katsina State.
He added that during the month in review, NDLEA had dislodged 50 hotspots within and outside the metropolis, because of the command’s tireless efforts and fight against all forms of drug abuse.
“Within the month of April, we succeeded in seizing 836.927 kilograms of exhibits which includes 9.927 cocaine, 250 kilograms of cannabis sativa, 560 kilograms of Tramadol, and also 24 kilograms of a drug imported from South Africa, known as Khat,’’ he said.
He also disclosed that the command had also counseled and rehabilitated 10 regular clients; while 50 drug users were referred to higher facilities for intervention.
According to Abdul, the command secured the conviction of five drug peddlers while 92 cases were still pending.