Police intercept 135 parcels of Indian Hemp in Kano


The Police in Kano State have intercepted 135 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp.

Spokesman of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa stated this in a press statement issued to LEAKBLAST

He said the arrest followed the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Police on rigorous patrol to checkmate crimes in the State.

Kiyawa explained that police officers, while on intelligence-led surveillance patrol at Damagiri village, Rogo LGA, Kano State, along Katsina-Kano Border intercepted an Ash Colour Golf III Saloon Motor Vehicle, from Katsina heading to Kano, carrying 135 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp.

He said on sighting the presence of the police, the driver abandoned the vehicle and took to his heels.

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According to the statement “On spot search, one Hundred and Thirty-Five (135) parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp valued at One Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N1,350,000:00) were recovered in the vehicle.”

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the driver is a notorious drug dealer and other substances for many years.

The State Commissioner of Police directed that the case be transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department, Narcotics Section for discreet investigation after which it will be charged to court.

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