The Anambra State Police Command has arrested about 70 persons over alleged stealing and possession of substances suspected to be cannabis sativa, popularly known as Indian hemp.
According to spokesman of the command, Haruna Mohammed in a statement on Sunday, the suspects were arrested in Otolo and Okpuno-Uzodike Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State in collaboration with other sister agencies in the state.
He further disclosed that the suspects were arrested during a series of raids at criminal hideouts, brothels and other blackspots in the area.
Mohammed said: “In furtherance to our avowed commitment towards stemming the tide of crime in the state especially during these periods of ember-months, the Anambra State Police Command in collaboration with other sister agencies in the state carried out series of raids at criminal hideouts, brothels and other blackspots in Nnewi, Otolo and Okpuno-Uzodike Uruagu Nnewi areas.
“The Police arrested 70 suspects for various offences ranging from alleged stealing and being in possession of weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa.
“Suspects will be profiled and charge to court if found wanting while those found innocent would be released unconditionally.”