How Police intercepted 5,000 packets of tramadol in Jigawa

Police in Jigawa State have intercepted a vehicle fully loaded with 10 cartons containing 5,000 packets of tramadol capsules, along the Maigatari border town of Niger Republic.

The drug, which is listed among the prohibited substances, was confiscated when the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) allegedly alerted the police that a speeding Toyota Corolla car with registration number NSR 133 FL refused to stop, requesting that it should be searched at the border point.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdu Jinjiri, told newsmen that the driver, who was the only occupant, abandoned the vehicle and fled but was chased and nabbed by the police.

Jinjiri said the police “have already traced the owner of the illegal substance to one Isa Habibu, 29, from Gabasawa Local Government Area of Kano State.”

He said the substance, estimated at over N3 million, has been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Dutse, alongside the alleged culprit, for prosecution.

He said the drug was intended to be sold in the open markets by special vendors that also purchase the commodity for onward distribution to other patrons.


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