Police Command in Kano says it has arrested 1,583 suspected drug dealers and thugs in the past eight months in the state.
The commissioner of Police Mr Habu Ahmad stated this in a statement signed by the spokesman of the command DSP Abdullahi Haruna.
The statement said the commissioner made the disclosure when the Executive Director-League for Societal Protection Against Drug Abuse paid him a courtesy visit in Kano.
Ahmad disclosed that 1,545 suspected thugs and 38 drug peddlers were arrested in various raids in the state between November 2019 and July.
He said the command also recovered 1, 555 Machetes, 1, 689 parcels of Indian hemp, 11 cartons of codeine and 518 cartons of narcotic substances.
The commissioner said the arrest was made sequel to reports received from departmental heads as part of efforts to rid the state of criminal activities.
Ahmad reiterated the commitment of the command to partner with developmental organisations and communities to enhance Community Policing Strategy in the state.