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Delta police arrest suspected drug dealers, recover illicit drugs

By ALEX OLISE

Operatives of the Delta Police Command, led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali, have continued to make great strides in the fight against criminality, armed robbery, and drug smuggling, following the seizure of illicit drugs and cocaine in the state metropolis.

The Command’s Crack Squad, while acting on information, raided a suspected criminal hideout at Azugwu Street, Umuonicha quarters in Ogwuashi-Uku, and arrested three suspects, namely; Izuagbe Theophilus ‘m’ age 20yrs; Okofu Henry ‘m’ age 22yrs and Confidence Ugochukwu ‘f’ age 19yrs.

Exhibits recovered from them include 147 wraps of dry weeds suspected to be loud, 47 wraps of substances suspected to be cocaine, seven wraps of colorado, and 44 wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. The suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing, The Trumpet gathered.

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This was disclosed to The Trumpet by the Command Spokesperson, Bright Edafe. In another development, operatives attached to Safer Highway Patrol, deployed along BeninSapele Road in Sapele, while conducting stop and search, intercepted a Toyota Camry car with reg no. APP 134 UP, driven by one Osasere Megegbe ‘m’ age 45, in company of one Edosa Monday ‘m’ aged 35, both of no 12 Emah Community Road, Ekiadolor, Benin City.”

“During the search, one cut-to-size double barrel gun was found concealed inside the engine compartment. The suspects were promptly arrested, the gun and vehicle recovered at the station.

Upon further investigation and interrogation, two additional long single barrel guns shrouded under the back sit of the vehicle were also recovered. Suspects are in custody and will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.”

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