Police in Katsina arrests notorious codeine syrup trafficker

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Police in Katsina said it has arrested one Nura Aliyu of Tsohuwar Tasha, in Katsina State,  suspected to be a notorious codeine syrup trafficker.

According to the Police, Aliyu was was picked up on Tuesday evening along Senator Abba Ali road by Mohammed Dikko Stadium in Katsina.

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He was said to be driving a faded blue Honda Civic car with Kaduna Registration Number, AQ 475 DKA, loaded with 300 cartons of the drug when he was arrested.

Gambo Isah, DSP, Katsina Police Command, who confirmed the arrest, said the drugs are valued at N1.5m.

He said, “The Katsina State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that on 12/06/2018 at about 2100hrs, it succeeded in arresting a notorious suspect who specialised in drug trafficking.

“Police patrol team attached to CP’s Surveillance Squad, Katsina while on routine patrol along Senator Abba Ali Road by Mohd Dikko Stadium, Katsina intercepted a Honda Civic with tinted glasses, loaded  with 300 bottles of cough syrup suspected to be codeine, driven by one Nura Aliyu ‘m’ of Tsohuwar Tasha, Katsina.

“Suspect confessed to have been in the business of drug trafficking distributing to other members of his drug syndicate and consumers alike. Suspect will be arraigned in court immediately investigation is completed.”

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The 30 years old Aliyu, who reviewed he is married to two wives with five children said he was pushed into the business due to financial constraints.

He said “I have two wives and five children and I have to fend for them. But I am beginning to regret my action now as I see you people (journalists) with your recorders and television cameras.”

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