The Police in Jigawa State, on Wednesday, intercepted a vehicle laden with 10 cartons containing 5,000 packets of Tramol capsules along the Maigatari border town of Niger Republic.
The drug which is listed among the prohibited substances was arrested when the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) allegedly alerted the police that a Toyota Corolla brand of vehicle with registration number NSR 133 FL on top speed has refused to be stopped and checked at the border check point.
The police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdu Jinjiri, told Daily Sun that the driver who was the only occupant after a long pursuit by the police abandoned the vehicle and took to his heels.
According to DSP Jinjiri, “We have already traced the owner of the illegal substance to one Isa Habibu, 29, from Gabasawa local government area of Kano State.
He said the substance, estimated at over N3 million,had been already handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Dutse alongside the alleged culprit for prosecution.
He said the drugs were intended to be sold in the open markets by special vendors that also purchase the commodity for onward distribution to other patrons.
Jigawa is among the northern states that have been ravaged by indiscriminate consumption of narcotics of all varieties by youth and some married women across the state.