By Emma OBIAMIWE, Investigator Correspondent, Asaba/
*The suspects and the items recovered from them…
ASABA- THE onslaught on crime and criminalities in Delta State has continued to yield the desired result with the bursting of a hard drug syndicate and recovery of an English Barretta Pistol from a female drug dealer. Three other suspects were said to have been arrested during the raid.
This happened even as Police operatives attached to the Delta State Command Asaba also intercepted a bus with six occupants and recovered 60 live AK 47 live ammunition concealed inside a pair of sandal shoes.
A statement signed by the Command’s PRO DSP Bright Adafe and made available to CrimeWorld magazine online which confirmed the feat said it was sequel to the Commissioner of Police CP Muhammed Ari Ali’s standing order that the state must be safe and secure for thriving socio-economic activities.
The statement reads: “On 21/10/21 at about 1415hrs, the Command raider operatives in compliance with the directive of the Commissioner of police Delta state, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, raided black spots at Abraka axis in Asaba. During the raid, four (4) suspects namely Blessing Oghule ‘f’, Nweke Abudi ‘f’, Ebuka Paul ‘m’, and Sunday Inuse ‘m’ were arrested. One (1) english berreta pistol with five (5) live 9mm ammunition, five (5) suspected stolen phones, one hand bag containing weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, one (1) nylon bag containing substances suspected to be ice and ten (10) wraps of substances suspected to be cocaine were recovered from Blessing Oghule.
Similarly, On 21/10/2021 at about 0900hrs Dragon Patrol team 29 while on stop and search duty along Warri-Sapele road by Mercy City Effurun intercepted one silver coloured commuter Toyota picnic space bus with reg no LSD 324 DO heading from Warri to Sapele. Upon search of the vehicle and occupants, sixty (60) rounds of 7.62mm (ak47) live ammunition concealed inside a pair of canvas shoes was recovered from one of the passengers named Patrick Anthony ‘m’ aged 36yrs of Arunton quarters Escravos. Investigations are ongoing”
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