Police arrest drug dealer in Kano, recover 250 parcels of Indian hemp worth over N1.7m

Operatives of the Kano State Police Command have arrested a drug dealer and recovered 250 parcels of Indian hemp worth over N1.7m. 

Spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, April 15, said the suspect, Agbo Victor, confessed to have transported the drugs from Edo State to Kano. 

“On the 20/03/2022 at about 0200hrs, a team of Operation Puff Adder led by CSP Hassan Nasir Jega, Officer in Charge, Highway Patrol Kano while on surveillance patrol along Kwanar Dangora, Kiru LGA, Kaduna – Kano Border, intercepted one Agbo Victor, ‘m’, 33 years old, of Edo State, driving a dark green Honda Hennessy Motor Vehicle containing Two Hundred and Fifty (250) parcels of Dried Leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, valued One Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N1,750,000:00) packed inside the Motor Vehicle boot,” the PPRO stated.

“On investigation, the suspect confessed that the items packed in the Motor Vehicle boot are 250 parcels of Indian Hemp, that, he transported the Indian Hemp from Edo State en route to Kano State with the intent to deliver it to one Alhaji, where he was arrested at Kaduna-Kano Border. Having learned about his suspected arrest, the said Alhaji escaped to an unknown destination.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police directed that case had been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department, Narcotics Section for discreet investigation. The suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

The CP strongly warns that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State and advised them to either repent or leave the state completely.