Borno Police Arrests Two Suspects For Drug Peddling


The Borno State Police Command has arrested 2 suspects for drug peddling, attempts to bribe a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), and 22 others for various offences which include possession of illicit drugs as well as dangerous weapons among others.

Briefing journalists at the Police headquarters, in Maiduguri on Thursday, the command’s, Police Public Relations Officer, Nahum Daso said “The command in its continuous strides of curbing urban crime and criminalities within and around Maiduguri municipal city has arrested 24 suspects involved in various crimes such as social vices, drug dealings and illicit substance abuse.”

ASP Daso further said ” On the 21st May 2024 at about 1930hrs GRA Police Patrol Team while on a Stop and Search operation at Jiddari Junction old GRA Maiduguri, arrested one Bello Abubakar ‘m’ of 32yrs of Polo Kushari Area Maiduguri, on a Tricycle REG. NO: BBU 208 QA body NO: 716BG, conveying Tramadol Capsules BP50mg concealed in two sacks which were recovered during stop and search”.

“On the 22nd May 2024 at about 1000hrs, one Usman Ali ‘m’ 23yrs of Polo High Court Area and one Haruna Dzava ‘m’ 32yrs of Polo Kushari Area Maiduguri, came to GRA Police Station with the sum of N400,000.00 to bribe and free the said Bello Abubakar earlier arrested.

“The Divisional Police Officer rejected the money and arrested two suspects and transferred the two suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation”, the police added.

The command said during a simultaneous stop & search and raids operation at various locations within the metropolitan city and succeeded arrested 22 suspects in possession of drugs, illicit substances and dangerous weapons.

The PRO said items recovered during the raids include 2 bottles of codeine syrup, 1 container of solution, 5 Tramadol, 24 Wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, 100 pieces of D5 tablets, 100 pieces of EXOL tablets, Four (4) knives and 1 sharp horn.

The Command assured the law-abiding citizens that it will sustain the tempo of flushing out criminals through proactive measures and therefore, called on the good people of Borno state to report any suspicious activities within their domain through the following emergency contacts 08068075581, 08023473293.

New Telegraph

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