The Police Command in Kano State on Friday announced the arrest of 62 suspects for alleged armed robbery, thuggery and drug peddling.
This was contained in a statement issued by the command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abdillahi Kiyawa, in Kano.
Kiyawa said that the arrests were made by the Command Tactical Units during routine clearance operations across the state.
He explained that the suspects were arrested in possession of dangerous weapons, illicit drugs and suspected stolen properties.
He said that the operation was in response to the directive of IGP Kayode Egbetokun to all commands and formations to deepen community policing to get rid of all forms of crime.
“It is on the basis of this development that the Police embarked on clearance operations that paved the way for the arrests of several criminals on Dala Hill in Kano.
”Items recovered from the suspects include 46 dangerous weapons, 253 pieces of suspected Codeine Syrup, 85 suspected intoxicating injections, and 200 pieces of suspected suck and die substances.
“Others include five wraps of suspected cocaine ice, five parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, 1,802 other suspected illicit drugs, one tricycle, and two motorcycles,” he said.