Troops arrest drug syndicate, recover 320 blocks of Indian hemp

September 5, 2021
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Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in charge of security in Plateau State has burst a drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry.

The OPSH in a statement signed by its Information Officer, Major IshakunTakwa, said the suspects; Sgt Patrick Kalu, a 60-year-old retired police officer and 40-year-old, Mr Friday Kalu, were nabbed by troops of OPSH during a stop and search operation at Manchok Riyom road.

According to the statement, the suspects disclosed that they were contracted to convey the illicit substances from Ondo State to Yola, Adamawa State.

Items recovered from the suspects include 320 blocks of substance suspected to be cannabis, a Toyota Camry car with registration Number Abuja, ABC 214 HV, a police identity card, 2 Nokia phones and two wallets containing N16,100 and another containing N2,940 only.

It was further disclosed that the suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Plateau State command for further investigation.

The OPSH Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali, who commended the troops for their vigilance reiterated the determination of his command to flush out criminal elements on the Plateau and environs.

He said OPSH will not rest on its oars until criminals and their collaborators are annihilated and urged law-abiding citizens to continue to support security agencies with credible information on criminal activities.

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