Not fewer than four suspected drug traffickers were said to have been arrested by men and officers of the Katsina State Police Command.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Wakili confirmed the development in a statement by its Spokesperson, DSP Gambo Isah and made available to newsmen in the state.
The statement reads:
“On 25/01/2018 at about 14:00hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting a notorious syndicate that specializes in trans-border trafficking of Indian hemp to Niger Republic.
“Nemesis caught up with the duo of one Abubakar Umar ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Gwoza LGA area of Borno state and Abubakar Hassan ‘m’ aged 24yrs of Dorayi qrts, Kano state who were arrested with thirty-two parcels of sealed dry leaves reasonably suspected to be Indian hemp.
“It was uncovered by our vigilante policemen during a routine stop and search at Fago checking point along Daura road, Katsina state, hidden inside bags of clothes in a motor vehicle.
“In another development, on 17/01/2018 the command also succeeded in arresting one IBRAHIM ABUBAKAR alias DAN BALE ‘m’ of Inwala qrts, Katsina and MUBARAK MAIFADA ‘m’ of the same address in possession of Eight (8) rolls of dried leaves reasonably suspected to be Indian hemp.”
According to the commissioner, the suspects have confessed to the crime and they will be arraigned in court as soon as the investigation into the case is completed.