Crime Watch

Man allegedly tries to smuggle drugs into Kano prison

A suspected drug trafficker, Hamisu Mamuda, has been apprehended while attempting to smuggle 12 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp into Kurmawa Correctional Centre in Kano State.

Spokesperson of the Kanp State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Monday, April 29.

Man allegedly tries to smuggle drugs into Kano prison

According to Kiyawa, the 52-year-old suspect allegedly attempted to smuggle in the drugs with the intent to sell them to inmates.

The statement reads; “On 27th April 2024, personnel of the Nigeria Correctional Service attached to Kurmawa Correctional Centre arrested one Hamisu Mamuda, ‘m’, aged 52 years of Samegu Quarters, Kumbotso LGA, Kano State in possession of twelve (12) Nylon bags of dried Leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp wrapped in his jacket in an attempt to smuggle it into Kurmawa Correctional Centre with intent to sell it to inmates”.

“The suspect also confessed to the crime and is currently cooling his feet at the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for discreet investigation. At the completion of investigation the suspect will be charged to court.”

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CorrectNG reported last September that a Ghanaian man landed in troubled waters after he tried to provide some ”contraband” relief to his friend who is incarcerated.

Officials of Ghana Prisons Service arrested him while he attempted to smuggle hard drugs believed to be cannabis into Nsawam Medium Security Prison, Ghana.

He found a way to package the drugs into eggs and sealed them back to look like they have never been broken. The suspect then put the eggs in a crate and visited Nsawam prison, saying he wanted to give them to his buddie, an inmate.

Unfortunately for him, a prison official who was suspicious decided to break one egg out of curiousity and in the process they found weed inside.

After breaking more of the eggs and discovering that all of them contained the intoxicating substance, the suspect whose name was not given, was then arrested.