Police Arrests 2 With 679 Bottles Of Codeine, Tramadol Worth N2.3m In Katsina
Katsina state police command, has arrested two suspected criminals for being in possession of 679 bottles of cough syrups containing codeine and 2,000 sachets of Tramadol that amount to N2.3 million.
The state police spoke man , Gambo Isah, who paraded the two suspects with other suspects yesterday at police headquarter in Katsina, said they were arrested following an intelligent information gathered as the command swung into action immediately.
“Today 25/03/2020 at about 02:00hrs, based on a tip-off, the command succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of drug dealers terrorising Katsina and its environs.
“Nemesis caught up with the duo of Emmanuel Obi, aged 28yrs of Sabuwar Unguwa Quarters, Katsina and Nura Halilu, aged 38yrs of Gidan Dawa Quarters, when they were arrested at Filin Canada area with bottles of cough syrup containing codeine.
“In the course of investigation, 679 bottles of syrups containing codeine and 2,000 sachets of Tramadol all worth N2.3 million were recovered in their houses.
SP Isah further said that the suspects had been conducting their illegal business in Katsina metropolis and its environs over a period of time but nemesis caught up with them this time, adding that investigations is ongoing to arrest other members of the group after which they will be taken to the court for prosecution.