Police Arrest 1,200 Suspected Thugs, Intercept Trucks With Illicit Drugs In Kano

By Umar Isa

Kano Police Command on Thursday intercepted two-truck-load of tramadol and other illicit drugs, while over 1200 suspected political thugs have also been arrested ahead of the general elections on Saturday.

The state Police Commissioner Wakili Muhammad  while addressing journalists on Thursday said an Iveco truck with registration No. FGE 522 XA  loaded with counterfeit substandard and hard drugs was intercepted in the metropolis.

He said the Command had carried out series of raids at black spots and criminal hideouts, arresting some suspected robbers, thugs, dealers of illicit drugs and recovered large quantity of intoxicants, a pistol and other dangerous locally made weapons.

 “Some of the counterfeit drugs recovered without NAFDAC registration numbers include five cartons of liquid glucose, one carton of Diabetes control tea, 128 cartons of cold caplets, 10 fake topping sauce, 10 buckets of Margarine, one carton of Supreme flour, 31 bags of Devataa flour, 24 bags of Augmentin tablets, two bags of Amplicox capsules, packages of anti-Malaria seals, 50 cartons of cool refrigerants, 50 jerricans and six drums of hydro chloride acid among others.”

‘’A suspect, Ibrahim Datti, 45, of Rimaye Village, Ungogo LGA was arrested with six drums of Methylene Choloride (suck and die) valued at N558, 000 while enroute to distribution point. Investigations is in progress to arrest all his accomplice,’’ Wakili said.

“A syndicate of suspected armed robbers that are constantly striking and dispossessing residents of Sheka, Zoo Road, Tudun Maliki, Tukuntawa and Maidile quarters, Kano, was busted.”

According to the CP, “a syndicate of suspected car thieves that snatched a Toyota Hilux vehicle was busted. The suspects, Ibrahim Bashir and Yahuza Bilyaminu all of Ladanai quarters Kano we’re arrested with the said vehicle.”