Operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command have arrested four suspected drug dealers and recovered 144 cartons of hard drugs.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, in a statement on Wednesday, said 28 cartons of pentazone injections, 29 cartons of tramadol tabs, 74 cartons of red tramadol capsule,12 cartons of 50mg of white tramadol, 1 carton of curfenac, one truck with Reg.YL 766 XU, were recovered from the suspects.
“On the 3/4/2022 furtherance to the command’s reinvigorated special action plan on the ongoing fight against violent crimes across the state, the Commissioner of police, Mohammed Ahmed Barde deployed operatives attached to CP’s Monitoring unit and luckily impounded truck with Reg. no. YL 766 XU while conveying hard drugs from Anambra state to their target in Mubi Adamawa state,” the PPRO stated.
The suspects are; Salisu Hassan, 27, a resident of Nasarawo, Yola North, Iliyasu Umar,25, of Song local government, Abdullahi Salisu, 20, of Sangere Numan road, Yola south and Umar Babayo, 20, of Sangere, Numan road,Yola south.
“Investigation so far reveals that the drugs were concealed under heavy loads of building materials just to beat security checks and escape arrest,” the statement read.
“The CP while evaluating critically the pattern and trend of crimes shall make massive and well-planned deployment of both human and other operational assets of the command to reinforce and consolidate on keeping Adamawa safe
“The CP now directed for frequent night operations which is aimed at preventing and dislodging bandits from their current operational spaces and denying them space to regroup in other parts of the State.
“The Commissioner further directed that the arrested drug dealers and their collaborators be properly investigated and prosecuted.
The CP assured the Government and good people of Adamawa state that the Command under his watch shall continue to do all within its powers to guarantee a stable security order in the State.