Delta: Police arrest suspected drug peddler, recover nine bags of Indian hemp


Police Operatives of the Eagle-Net Special Squad during stop-and-search duty along Benin-Sapele road, arrested a 40-year-old suspected drug peddler, Damilola Adefuwa, with nine bags of weeds believed to be Indian hemp covered with plantain leaves.

The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.

He said, “On 25/8/2022 at about 1730hours, operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad while on Aberdeen patrol duty, intercepted a sienna vehicle with reg. no. SAP 889 AA driven by one Demilola Adefuwa aged 42 years, along Benin-Sapele road.”

According to him, “As usual, they subjected the vehicle to a search during which nine bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp covered with plantain leaves for the purpose of deceiving the Police were recovered.”

DSP Edafe said, “The team arrested the suspect, exhibit recovered and investigation is ongoing.”

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