By Milcah Tanimu
The Kano State Hisbah Board has successfully apprehended a truck loaded with over 24,000 bottles of assorted alcoholic beverages that were confiscated from smugglers in a midnight operation. Alhaji Abba Sufi, the Director General of the board, revealed this information during an inspection of the seized truck at the board’s headquarters on Wednesday. The interception occurred along Zaria Road on Tuesday night.
Emphasizing the zero-tolerance policy against the smuggling of beer and other intoxicants into the state, Sufi praised the proactive efforts of the Hisbah personnel in enforcing this stance. The operation is in line with the state’s adherence to Sharia law.
Acting Assistant Commander General, Fu’ad Dorayi, from the Intelligent Crimes Dispatch Unit of the board, reported that the truck driver and two others were apprehended in connection with the illegal transportation of the alcoholic beverages. Dorayi expressed gratitude for the collaborative efforts of the Dawakin Kudu Hisbah Command and other citizens in combating beer smuggling.
He urged the public to report any vehicles suspected of carrying prohibited products along specified routes, including Kano/Zaria Road, Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi Road, Kano-Katsina Road, Kano-Maiduguri Road, and Kano-Hadejia Road.