By Ramatu Garba
The Kano State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old man, Stanley Arinze, for allegedly transporting hard drugs (Tramadol) worth N17.2 million from Lagos to Kano.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Kano.
He said that the suspect was arrested on July 16.
“Arinze who resides at Jaba Quarters in Kano is an indigene of Anambra state; he is in police custody for transporting 25 cartons of hard drugs (Tramadol tablets) valued at N17.2 million from Lagos to Kano.’’
He said that the drugs were concealed in LG Plasma TV to beat security agents on the road.
“The suspect passed through security checks from Lagos, but the trailer was intercepted along Kano Eastern Bye-pass by vigilant detectives” he said.
The PPRO, who said that the suspect had confessed to the crime, added that detectives had swung into action to arrest his accomplices.