Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Police impounds truck-load of Indian hemp

15 February 2013, 16:02

Gusau -  The Police in Zamfara have intercepted 4,800 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as Indian hemp, at Hayin Alhaji Village in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Lawal Abdullahi, the command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Friday.

Abdullahi said that the police have also arrested six suspects, belonging to a notorious drug peddling syndicate, in connection with the impounded substances.

He said the arrest followed a tip-off, which led to the interception of a Mitsubishi truck with registration number XA 857 TSF loaded with 16 bags of the dried leaves.

Abdullahi said the suspects were aged between 20 years and 45 years.

He said the Police were still investigating the suspects with a view to handing them over to narcotics officials for further investigation and prosecution.

Meanwhile, the state police command has warned local miscreants popularly known as Sara-Suka to desist from the habit of terrorising innocent people.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Usman Gwary, warned that the police were prepared to stamp out such miscreants in all parts of the state and to ensure security of lives and property.

Gwary said reports showed such miscreants had formed the habit of breaching the peace in parts of the state capital and the command had taken steps to check their excesses.

NAN

Tags zamfara
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Justice Nwafor
'Pray for Imo State' Okorocha cha...

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has charged religious leaders in the state to pray for the continuous survival of the state in the face of the many challenges facing her. Read more...

South-Western Fighters may arise!

South-Western Fighters (SWF) may arise!, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Martin Beck Nworah
Judging George

I pledge to uphold the tenets of fairness, natural justice and equity in this matter and if anyone tries to interfere, I'll pass a summary judgment immediately, writes Martin Beck Nworah. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Advising the Nigerian Army not to...

This is a strong note of advise, short of a warning, to the Nigerian army to refrain from perpetrating any massacre on communities in the Niger Delta. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
As we wait for Buhari's response ...

Join me in saying a prayer that when Buhari wakes up today or tomorrow, he responds to the horrific act of carnage to our farmers and directs Buratai to direct Arase to go and get the culprits, says Peregrino Brimah. Read more...

Submitted by
WaterAid Nigeria
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2016

Let’s start the conversation on why menstruation matters, says WaterAid Nigeria. Read more...