A 17-year-old suspected drug peddler, Princess Samuel, along with four other male accomplices have been arrested by the Imo State Police Command.
The raid on the drug syndicate saw the recovery of substance suspected to be cocaine valued at one hundred and fifty million naira (#150,000000), and two Nissan Caravan busses.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mike Abattam, the arrest of the suspected drug peddlers started when the tactical team of the command “accosted one Obinna Ohaji, aged 28, who disguised himself as a commercial bus driver at Warehouse bus stop in company with one Samuel Egwi, aged 36.
” The police tactical team conducted a search on the Nissan Caravan bus with registration number Abuja, KUJ 88 XC with an inscription ‘ENDLESS GOD’ on the body and found substance suspected to be cocaine.
“Arising from the ceaseless raids on IPOB/ ESN camps all over the state and its environs and the successful neutralization of the terror principals by the Imo State Police Command.”
Abattam stated further that “The remnants of the drug suppliers /distribution syndicate were on 8/7/2021 at about 1130 hours smashed by the ever active tactical teams operators of Imo State Police command, following a diligent technical intelligence gathering that led to the arrest of one Obinna Ohaji “ M “ age 28 years, who disguised as a driver in search of passengers in a Nissan Caravan bus with the inscription “ ENDLESS GOD “ and registration number ABUJA, KUJ 88 XC and in company of one Samuel Egwi “ M” age 36 years along Warehouse bus stop Owerri, Imo State.
“On searching the bus, a large quantity of white substance suspected to be cocaine neatly concealed in the bus was recovered .
“On interrogation, the bus driver stated, that the white substance suspected to be cocaine was given to him to deliver to a lady name unknown at Elele in Rivers State.”
He said the Obinna voluntarily led the tactical team to a boarder village between the state and Rivers State where the team apprehended Princess, 17 years old.
“She confessed to be the one who supplies the Rivers State axis of the terror group . And led the tactical teams to the house of the drug Baron at Umuaka in Njaba local government area of Imo State, where one Nnamuka Uchenna “ M” age 32 years was arrested.
“On searching his premises more quantities of the white substance suspected to be cocaine and the scale for measuring the quantity to be sold were recovered to the station.
“Also arrested in his residence are Chinedu Ukaegbulam “ M” age 20 years and Augustine Ete “ M “ age 39 years, incharge of a Nissan Caravan bus with the inscription “ ENDLESS GOD “ with registration number IMO , EBM 297 XA .
“They are believed to be the ones who distribute the drugs to the various terror camps in the state. Meanwhile, investigation is still ongoing to trace the source of the hard drugs into the state and also to arrest other members of the syndicate in hiding .”