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Regional News of Saturday, 18 December 2021


Police arrest suspected drug dealer, 11 others in Jigawa

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The Police in Jigawa have arrested a 22-year-old suspected drug dealer in the Ringim Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Dutse on Saturday.

Mr Shiisu said the suspect, a resident of Ringim town, was arrested on December 16 when the police raided a black spot in the area.

He explained that the suspect was arrested in possession of 91 tablets of Exol drugs, nine cards of Diazepam tablet, eight wraps of dried leaf suspected to be Indian hemp and three sticks of cigarette.

The PPRO added that the suspect has been charged to court.

According to him, 11 other suspects were arrested when the police raided criminals hideouts and black spots in Maigatari and Kiywa LGAs, between December 10 and 12.

Mr Shiisu said during the raids, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, empty sachets of Diazepam tablet, rubber solution, popularly known as ‘sholisho’, petrol and other substances were recovered.

He added that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.