Police in Jigawa state on Monday 3rd April, 2017 arrested two persons and confiscated substance suspected to be Indian-hemp valued at over N4.6 million.
This was disclosed by the state’s police commissioner, Mr Rasheed O Akintunde while parading the suspects to news men in Dutse Monday.
The suspects are Sunday Lawrence, 26 and Shu’aibu Abdullahi, 27.
Mr Rasheed O Akintunde explained that “On 31st of last month (March) at about 12:15am, a police patrol team at Malam Madori local government area of the state intercepted a vehicle with registration XB 572 AKK along Malam Madori – Yobe highway”.
According him Sunday Lawrence is an indigen of Kaduna state residing in Kwanar Ganduje in Kano and Shu’aibu Abdullahi of Gashuwa, Yabe state.
The police boss added that the suspected Indian-hemp was rapped and celled like a books, “Surprisingly, 462 kilograms of a substances recovered in the vehicle. The case will be transferred to National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation”.
Paraded alongside with suspected drugs traffickers include two suspected kidnappers who robbed one Alhaji Umaru Adamu of Kawada Fulani settlement his motorcycle, handset and kidnapped his wife Hauwa Alhaji Umaru.
He added that “Alhaji Umaru Adamu reported to the case at Gwaram police station, the police swung in to action and arrested two person rescued the captive and recovered the stolen items.
Akintude maintained that “Jigawa is relatively peaceful, the nature of cases recorded in March as the command is proactive in tackling any perceived security problem.