By Aliyu Dangida
The Jigawa Police Command said it raided three hideouts of drug peddlers, where it arrested 14 suspects in Dutse Local Government Area of the state.
SP Abdu Jinjiri, the Police spokesman in the state, who confirmed the arrest in Dutse yesterday, said the raid was carried out by men of the Command at Yantifa, Three Star Junction and Gindin Dinya areas suspected to be the hideouts of the drug peddlers.
Jinjiri said: “The raid was carried out yesterday at about 4p.m after the Command received intelligence reports on activities of the suspects.
“The raid was part of the command’s resolve to clamp down on drug peddlers and drug abusers in the state.”
He, however, said seven of the suspects were released after they were found to be Innocent, adding that the other seven will be charged to court as soon as investigation into the case was completed.