Police in Bayelsa State have raided a criminal hideout used in producing and selling illicit drugs at the Gbarantoru community, a suburb of Yenagoa and arrested four suspected dealers.
The police spokesman in the state, SP Asinim Butswat, said in a statement on Tuesday that the anti-kidnapping unit of the command acted on a tip-off and raided the hideout.
He revealed that during the operation, police operatives recovered a large quantity of Crystal Meth, substances suspected to be Indian hemp and other illicit drugs.
He said: “Based on a tip-off that criminals are producing and selling illicit drugs at Gbarantoru community, a suburb of Yenagoa, operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit Bayelsa State Command, on 11 April 2022, at about 0300 hours, raided the hideout and recovers a large quantity of Crystal Meth, substances suspected to be Indian hemp and other illicit drugs.
“One Josephine Chibuzo, a female aged 51; Chibuzor Uzor, a male aged 33; Timi Peter, a male, aged 25 and Favour Josiah; a female aged 25 years were arrested.
“The suspects are undergoing interrogation and upon conclusion of the investigation will be charged to court,” he said.