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Police arrest 22-year old drug dealer in Jigawa, recover assorted illicit drugs

The Police in Jigawa has arrested a 22-year-old man, Awalu Muhammad, suspected to be notorious for the drug business in Auyo Local Government Area of the state.

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The Police in Jigawa has arrested a 22-year-old man, Awalu Muhammad, suspected to be notorious for the drug business in Auyo Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Tuesday.

Shiisu said the police, acting on intelligence, arrested the suspect on Monday at about 8:30 p.m., on his way to one of the black spots in Auyo town.

He explained that 265 wraps of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis, 89 pieces of Diazepam (D5), 62 pieces BZ drugs, 12 pieces of rolling paper and a pair of scissors, were recovered from him as exhibits.

“On July 18, at about 8:30 p.m., Police from Auyo Division led by Insp. Rayyanu Ashahabu, while acting on intelligence, intercepted one notorious drug dealer in Auyo town.

“The suspect was successfully arrested on his way to a criminal hideout/black spot.

“During the course of the investigation, the suspect made a confessional statement that he obtained same from his supplier from Adaha village Auyo LGA, now at large,” he said.

The PPRO added that efforts were being made to arrest the suspected supplier and his other accomplices in the area.

According to him, Muhammad will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

Shiisu further assured that the command would sustain its rigorous patrols and raids on criminal hideouts and black spots across the 27 LGAs, with a view to flushing out criminals.

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