Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) Troops on Saturday burst a drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth 9.5 million naira concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV.
Major Ishaku Military Information Officer in a statement on Saturday in Jos which was made available to Saturday Independent, said the suspects Ex Sgt Patrick Kalu a retired police officer, 60 year old and Mr Friday Kalu 40 years old were nabbed by troops of OPSH during stop and search operation at Manchok Riom road.
“They alleged that they were contracted to convey the illicit substance from Ondo State to Yola, Adamawa State.”
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Items recovered from the suspects Takwa said 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 Sixteen Thousand One Hundred naira and another containing Two Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty Naira only.
He added that the suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Plateau State command for further investigation.
While commending troops for their vigilance, the Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali 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.
He equally urged law abiding citizens to continue to support security agencies with credible information on criminal activities.
“You are please requested to use your medium to disseminate this information for the awareness of the general public” Major Takwa stressed.