The Police in Kano State has smashed a drug cartel at Kwanar Dangora, in Kiru Local Government Area of the State.
The Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, in a statement in Kano on Sunday recalled that on the 18th of July, 2023 at about 8 :00 pm, a team of Policemen while on Highway Surveillance Patrol along Kwanar Dangora, intercepted a Golf series 3 model motor vehicle on reasonable suspicion of the vehicle being recklessly driven.
Kiyawa said that in a quick reaction by the team, the driver was pursued while trying to escape arrest, lost driving control of the motor vehicle and the vehicle eventually somersaulted.
The driver was then pursued and arrested, with seven bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp recovered, he noted.
He further added that the Commissioner of Police, Mohammad Gumel ordered additional vigilance for more arrests and conducting discreet investigations to get to the supply chain.
Consequent upon compliance with the directive, sustained follow-up has been intensified, coupled with community partnership and intelligence-led operations, including technical support, the Police Spokesperson stated.
He disclosed that positive results of these police actions led to the results of success on 4th August, 2023 where the principal suspect, one Ladi Peter, a 47-year old female of Agwa Kudandan Nassarawa, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was arrested in her residence.
A total of 61 bags of compressed dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp were also recovered from her with other exhibits which include two sets of military uniforms, red berets, sets of shin guards and a desert boat.
He further added that, the accomplices, Umar Saleh, 38 years old of Unguwan Dosa, Kaduna North Local Government Area and Ahmad Naheed, 36 years old of Nassarawa Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State, were also arrested and all the suspects have confessed to the crime.
The Spokesperson noted that Gumel has directed the case to be transferred to the State office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for further investigation.
He stated that the Commissioner has strongly warned that criminals will no longer be having hiding place in the State as their options are to repent or leave the State completely.
He warned that the command was embarking on rigorous patrol, raids of criminal hideouts, and black spots across the State.
“We will sustain the tempo until the security and safety of the good people of the state are guaranteed in our area of supervision.
“We are soliciting for more working support from residents to volunteer credible information that could aid in apprehending men of underworld in the state”, he said.