FCT Police Arrests 6 Suspected Drug Peddlers
…As CP calls on the use of societal tools for admonishment against Drug/substance abuse.
…Recovered a Large Number of Prohibited Substances and Drugs
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command In furtherance of its crusade against crime and criminality in the Territory has recorded the arrest of six male suspected drug peddlers and the recovery of suspected hard drugs and large quantities of prohibited substances.
According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh ANIPR, she said that the suspects namely Suleiman Abdulrahman Bello 27 years old, Jonathan Joseph 35 years old, Suleiman Shamsudeen 22 years old, Emeka Offor 29 years old, Tanko Abdullahi 20 years old, and Luka Ishiaku 25 years old were arrested in a chain of a Tactical sweep operation by the Command’s Anti- Narcotic unit at different Black spots within the Territory following the heels of actionable intelligence.
Upon the arrest, the suspects were found in possession of large quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa of different variants like Laud, Arizona, Crack Cocaine, and bottles of Codeine syrup.
When interviewed, the suspects stated that they have been in the peddling business for quite a while. The investigation has been intensified to unravel other groundbreaking revelations that could lead to more arrests, while the suspects have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The FCT Commissioner of Police CP Babaji Sunday while frowning at the rate of moral decadence In the society, noted that crime variants are degenerates of or catalyzed by drug/substance abuse and poor upbringing, he, therefore, called on all at the apex of religious and societal spheres of influence to maximize their platforms to preach against drug/substance abuse and other deviant behaviours.
Complementing the above, the Command urged the good people of the FCT not to relent in cooperating with the Police, to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police.