March 7, 2019

Police arrest 24 over narcotics in Kano



By Abdulmumin Murtala

Kano State Police Command, yesterday, paraded 24 suspects arrested in connection with dealing in hard drugs and possession of dangerous weapons.

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Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said this while presenting the suspects to newsmen at Police Headquarters in Kano.

He said the suspects were arrested in criminal hideouts across the state between February 28 and yesterday, adding that they were dealing in cocaine, Indian hemp, suck-and-die solution, tramadol tablets and other illegal drugs.

According to Haruna, items recovered from the suspects include sticks, knives, cutlasses, sword and locally-made machetes.

He also said that on Saturday, one Mujahid Abubakar and Iliya Garba were arrested at Sabon Gari Market in Kano in possession of hard drugs.

The spokesman explained that the drugs recovered from the suspects were 1,660 bottles of diazepam injection, 7,000 bottles of tranzile injection and 2,150 tramadol injection.

Others, he added, included 8,000 enjon merinetin injection, 180 phenobartil injection, 40 penzozine injection, 14 voltean injection, 1,600 cocadamol tablets and a sack containing used drugs.

He said on Thursday, the command also arrested one Muhammad Abdullahi of Hotoro Quarters, a distributor of cocaine, adding that four wraps of the drug were recovered from him.

Haruna added that on Tuesday, 13 suspects were apprehended at Sabon Gari, who were in possession of 720 cutlasses, and said that investigation revealed that some of them were armed robbers.

According to him, a stolen tricycle was recovered from them and they confessed to committing the crime.