The Police in Jigawa State, on
Wednesday, interceptd a vehicle laden
with 10 cartons containing 5,000 packets
of Tramol capsules along the Maigatari
border town of Niger Republic.
The drug which is listed among the
prohibited substances was arrested when
the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS)
allegedly alerted the police that a Toyota
Corolla brand of vehicle with registration
number NSR 133 FL on top speed has
refused to be stopped and checked at the
border check point.
The police Public Relations Officer, DSP
Abdu Jinjiri, told Daily Sun that the driver
who was the only occupant after a long
pursuit by the police abandoned the
vehicle and took to his heels.
According to DSP Jinjiri, “We 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,had been already handed over
to the National Drug Law Enforcement
Agency (NDLEA) in Dutse alongside the
alleged culprit for prosecution.
He said the drugs were intended to be
sold in the open markets by special
vendors that also purchase the
commodity for onward distribution to
Jigawa is among the northern states that
have been ravaged by indiscriminate
consumption of narcotics of all varieties
by youth and some married women
across the state.