NSCDC officers arrests 2 drug dealers with 173 parcels of Cannabis in Katsina
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says it has arrested two suspects in possession of 173 parcels of Cannabis Savita (Indian hemp) in Katsina State.
The NSCDC spokesperson of Katsina Command, DSC Mohammed Tukur, disclosed this while handing over the suspects and exhibit to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday.
Tukur said the arrest followed a tip-off the command received and immediately swung into action and arrested the suspects, recovering the exhibits on July 6, 2021 at about 7:30pm.
He explained that the suspects included a 50-year-old man who escorted the exhibits from Zaria in Kaduna State to their destination in Daura, Katsina State.
Tukur added that the exhibit was conveyed all the way from Lagos State in a trailer carrying fish belonging to a fish dealer in Katsina.
He said: “The driver and his conductor picked up one of the suspects in Zaria, who was to hand over the drugs in Daura.
“But unfortunately for them, two of the suspects were arrested together with the exhibit within the city of Katsina by our operators, while the trailer driver ran away.
“The driver is the third suspect, and we are still searching for him to face the consequences of his act; the trailer is presently under our custody.”
One of the arrested suspects (name withheld) told reporters that he was arrested with the exhibit while on their way to Daura where the owner was to receive same, adding that he was promised N50,000 after delivery.