A 12-man suspected drug syndicate who specialised in the distribution of hard drugs such as methamphetamine, popularly known as Mkpurummiri has been arrested by Ebonyi State Command of the Ebubeagu security outfit.
According to Chief Stanley Okoro-emegha, the command’s security consultant in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, the security outfit, on a tip-off, stormed the hideout of the syndicate.
Twelve of them were arrested while a number of others narrowly escaped.
“When we got information of their activities, I immediately arranged with the Ebubeagu personnel who stormed their hideout and, luckily, we were able to arrest them with all these items.
Twelve of them are here though some of them are at large; we promise, strongly, that we will do everything possible to get those at large.
I want to use the opportunity to call on the public, information is very vital, a key to security. If we get the information, we will do the needful.”
Going further, Chief Stanley noted that a lot of criminal activities perpetrated by hoodlums could be attributed to the consumption of hard and illicit drugs.
He disclosed that apart from hard drugs and other substances recovered from the suspects, live ammunition and other dangerous weapons were also recovered from them.