FCT Police Discovers Suspected Indian Hemp Farm, Arrests Planter

………As CP enjoins youths to eschew the use and peddling of drugs and prohibited substances.

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command completes the necessary preparations for the forwarding of exhibits and a suspected drug dealer named Thaddeus Joseph to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, anipr, mipra, she said that the Thirty-two years old male resident of Kado Estate Area of the FCT was arrested for the offense of Having a Commercial amount of leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa on the 7th of September 2022 at about 3:00 pm.

Following solid information that the aforementioned suspect grows a sizable crop of leaves thought to be Cannabis sativa on a plot of property at Godab Estate in the Life camp Area of the FCT, the arrest was made. Following the aforementioned, a Team of the Command’s Intelligence Assets attached to the Anti-Narcotics Section sprang into action, caught the suspects, and as a result, the farm was discovered and the exhibits were removed.

Upon the arrest, the suspect in a voluntary statement confessed to having been in the practice for about Two years. While the suspects and exhibits are being transferred for onward investigation/prosecution, the police investigation has been intensified to track down the chain of supply and other criminal affiliations to this suspected criminal enterprise.

The Commissioner of Police while urging youths and the residents as a whole to eschew drug and prohibited substances-related crimes noted that the involvement in the production and the consumption of such substances isn’t just a crime against the law but also against one’s self.

He also reassured the good people of the Territory of the Command’s unalloyed commitment to the sustenance of peace and the onward March against crime and criminality till it is brought to the barest minimum.