The Kano State Police Command has made significant strides in combating drug trafficking with the arrest of three individuals suspected of facilitating the smuggling of cocaine into Saudi Arabia.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by SP. Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, Spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command
Kiyawa disclosed the police action followed a report lodged by two complainants, Auwal Ishaq and Idris Sani Suleiman, who alleged that their wives were used as couriers in the illicit operation.
According to the complainants, they were approached by Hajiya Sharifat Abdullahi, a 55-year-old resident of Kuregen Sani Quarters, Kano.
The women were promised monetary compensation for conveying undisclosed substances from Lagos Airport to Saudi Arabia. Shockingly, the two wives of Auwal Ishaq were arrested upon arrival in Saudi Arabia for trafficking in suspected cocaine.
The Kano State Police launched an investigation, resulting in the apprehension of Hajiya Sharifat Abdullahi, the alleged mastermind of the operation.
She confessed to enlisting the complainants in the scheme and recruiting individuals for the human/drug trafficking cartel based in Kano.
Both Auwal Ishaq and Idris Sani Suleiman, who were initially complainants, were subsequently arrested and are now considered accused persons.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, warned Kano State residents about the risks associated with accepting money and travel document offers from unknown sources.
He urged residents to verify such offers with appropriate authorities to prevent becoming unwitting participants in high-risk criminal activities, especially those involving drug trafficking.
Kiyawa revealed, the case has been transferred to the state office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation.