Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 43 people for prostitution and illegal sales of alcoholic substance at Kwanar Gafan vegetables market in Garun Malam Local Government Area.
Commander-General of Hisbah Harun Ibn-Syna paraded the suspects on Monday at Sharada quarters.
He said: “Out of the 43, 34 are females while the remaining nine are males, aged between 15 and 18.
“The investigation conducted on the suspects also revealed that, out of the male number, eight were found selling hard drugs and one person found in possession of 80 cartons of different bottles of beer.”
Ibn-Syna further said 14 were HIV positive, 10 knew their status while four did not know, and that three rolls of males and female condoms were also recovered at the market.
According to him, the arrest was jointly organised between Hisbah board and the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Earlier, Hisbah Director-General Aliyu Kibiya said most of the suspects were from Kano, while others were from Adamawa, Anambra, Cross river, Bauchi, Benue, Kaduna, Niger, Gombe and Taraba.