The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a notorious drug dealer, Aminu Abukasim, who specializes in supplying illicit drugs to terrorists in the forest.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, October 28, said the suspect confessed to the crime and mentioned three acomplices including his father.
“On 22/10/2022 at about 1300hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in raiding a criminal hideout, at Danmarke village, Jibia, the house of one Aminu Abukasim, ‘M’, aged 28yrs, a notorious drug peddler that specializes in supplying illicit drugs to terrorists in the forest,” the statement read.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspect, when he was arrested with thirty-one (31) packets of EXOL-5 tablets and thirty (30) packets of TRAMADOL tablets. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to the commission of the offence and mentioned three (3) other suspects to be his accomplices including his biological father who are now at large. Investigation is ongoing,” he added.
In a similar development, a suspected Indian hemp dealer, Ukashatu Idris, was arrested in in Funtua Local Government Area of the state.
According to the PPRO, 27 bags dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from the suspect.
“On 25/10/2022 at about 1730hrs, based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in arresting one Ukashatu Idris ‘m’ aged 25 years old of Kiyaki village, Bungudu LGA of Zamfara state, a notorious drug dealer,” he said.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspect when he was ambushed and arrested by detectives attached to Makera Police divisional headquarters, Funtua LGA, in possession of twenty-seven (27) sacks filled with dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp
“In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to be en route Zamfara state from Auchi, Edo state, with the said exhibits. He further mentioned one Kabiru Master ‘m’ of Lalan area in Gusau town, Zamfara state, now at large as his accomplice. Investigation is ongoing.”
Meanwhile, on October 11, 2022, based on credible intelligence, the Command carried out sting operations in criminal hideouts and succeeded in tracing and recovering of four suspects stolen motor vehicles.