Police authorities in Kebbi have arrested a truck conveying 176 bags of Indian hemp, weighing 50 kilograms.
The Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, Kabiru Ibrahim, disclosed this in his office while briefing newsmen on the efforts of the Police to rid the state of crime.
He explained that policemen while on stop and search duty at Koko Division in Kebbi state, intercepted a truck with registration number Kano SML 124 XA, belonging to a cement company with the illicit weeds suspected to be indian hemp.
According to him, the driver, one Aliyu Sani, aged 32, said he was on transit from Ogere in Ogun state to Bodinga local government of Sokoto State.
According to him, the case is still being investigated.
CP Ibrahim also opined that under the period under review , the Police in Kebbi have recorded significant success in fighting crimes in the state.
“The Kebbi State Police Command under our leadership has recorded tremendous success in crime prevention within the period under review , five cases of culpable homicide with 12 suspects arrested, five cases of armed robbery with 13 suspects arrested, two cases of rape with three suspects arrested , two suspects arrested for smuggling activities,” he said.
He added also that three persons were arrested for unlawful possession of locally made gun with also firearm and two cartridges were recovered from the criminals.