Police in Imo have busted a drug syndicate and arrested a drug baron believed to supply drugs to secessionist and other terror groups in the state.
Police also said they seized drugs worth N150 million.
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Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Mike Abattam, said that the breakthrough was achieved through technical intelligence.
The intelligence led to the arrest of one Obinna Ohaji, 28, 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 with one Samuel Egwi, 36, 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 then voluntarily led the command’s tactical teams to the border between Imo State and Rivers State where the receiver, one Princess Samuel, 17, was arrested.
“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, 32 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, 20 and Augustine Ete, 39.
“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,” the statement added.