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Police operatives in Kano have intercepted a vehicle loaded with 135 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) in the state.
The spokesman for the state police command, Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Kano.
He said the ash-coloured Golf Saloon car was intercepted by a police patrol team at Damagiri village in Rogo Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.
Haruna-Kiwaya said: “On sighting the police, the driver of the vehicle zoomed off. Following sustained pressure by the operatives, the driver abandoned the vehicle and escaped.
“During a search on the vehicle, 135 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp valued at N1.3 million were recovered by the operatives.”
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