Illicit drugs worth N7.5m has been recovered by Operation Safe Haven troops.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng gathered that the gallant men of the Military Task Force in Plateau State, Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Tuesday arrested drug syndicate and recovered 248 blocks of substance suspected to be cannabis estimated to be about 7.5 million naira.
***The Suspected Drug Cartels…
***Operation Safe Haven Commandant Handling Over the Illicit Drugs to Official of the NDLEA….
Making the disclosure on Tuesday the Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Alli the suspects Ex-Corporal Essien Friday, a 60 year old retired Army personnel and 50 year old Ibrahim Ali were arrested by the troops during stop and search operation along road Manchok – Jos in Kaura LGA of Kaduna state.
Commander Alli also stated that the illicit substance were well concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Lagos, KJA 150 EG.
He maintained that the suspects claimed that they were contracted to convey the illicit substance to Yola, Adamawa State from Ondo State.
Alli therefore reiterated the determination of his command to flush out criminal elements in Plateau and environs.
He said, OPSH will continue to collaborate with law abiding citizens to ensure crime free society and enjoined members of the public to continue to support security agencies with credible information on criminal activities.
Other items recovered from the suspects according to Alli included 18 wraps of Indian hemp , 2 smartphones, 3 travelling bags, one lighter and 2 wallets containing Five Hundred and Seventy Naira (N570) only.
Meanwhile the suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Plateau State Command for further investigation.
The commended the troops for their vigilance and doggedness towards preventing criminals from carrying out their heinous acts.