Kano Police Command says it has nabbed one of the state's most-wanted drug dealers, Agbo Victor, for being in possession of 250 parcels of Indian hemp.
The arrest of 33-year-old Victor was confirmed in a statement released by the command spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa.
Kiyawa disclosed that the suspect was arrested along Kwanar Dangora in Kiru Local Government Area, Kaduna-Kano border with over 250 parcels of marijuana.
The statement read; “A Highway Patrol team in Kano State, while on surveillance patrol along Kwanar Dangora, Kiru LGA, Kaduna-Kano border, intercepted the suspect driving a dark green Honda Hennessy Motor Vehicle containing Two Hundred and Fifty (250) parcels of Dried Leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, valued N1,750,000 packed inside the Motor Vehicle boot”
Kiyawa stated that the suspect confessed that he transported the hemp from Edo State en-route Kano State with the intent to deliver it to one 'Alhaji.'
He said the expected recipient of the parcels had fled after realizing that the suspect was arrested.
The State Commissioner of Police, however, directed that the case be transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department, Narcotics Section for discreet investigation.
He said the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.