Operatives of the Kano State Police Command has intercepted 135 parcels of leaves suspected Indian hemp worth N1.3m that was conveyed in a vehicle in Rogo Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement on Friday, July 15, 2022, said the vehicle was intercepted by operatives along Katsina-Kano border based on credible intelligence.
The PPRO noted that the driver abandoned the vehicle and escaped upon sighting the police.
"In line with the directives of the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Police Command, CP Sama'ila Shu'aibu Dikko, fsi, and by extension the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman, on round the clock visibility patrol, on the 24/06/2022 at about 2300hrs, team of Policemen led by CSP Aminu S. Wurno, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Rogo Division, while on intelligence-led surveillance patrol at Damagiri Village, Rogo LGA, Kano State, along Katsina - Kano Boarder intercepted an Ash Colour Golf III Saloon Motor Vehicle, from Katsina heading to Kano," the statement read.
"On sighting the presence of the Police, the driver of the Motor Vehicle zoomed off. On sustained follow-up, the driver abandoned the Motor Vehicle and escaped. On spot search, One Hundred and Thirty-Five (135) parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp valued at One Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N1,350,000:00) were recovered in the Vehicle."
An investigation conducted revealed that the driver deals in buying and selling Indian Hemp and he left his residence for an unknown destination.
The Commissioner of Police said the case had been transferred to the Command's Criminal Investigation Department, Narcotics Section for discreet investigation.