Police arrests suspected kidnapper, drug peddler in Delta
Police operatives in Delta have arrested a suspected kidnapper and recovered arms and ammunition in the state.
The spokesman for the state police command, Bright Edafe, told journalists on Thursday in Warri that the suspect was nabbed by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Wednesday.
Edafe said the suspect was arrested at his hideout in Uvwie local government area following intelligence gathered about his activities.
He said: “Acting on credible intelligence about a suspect who hibernates somewhere in Warri but a member of a dreaded kidnap syndicate, SP Nosakhare, on May 24, 2023, RRS operatives stormed the criminal hideout in Uvwie local government area and arrested him.
“A search warrant was executed in his premises where one English Berretta pistol and 15 rounds of 7.62mm AK-47 ammunition were recovered.
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“The operatives also arrested a suspected drug peddler in Jeddo community, Okpe local government area of the state.
“The suspect was apprehended on Wednesday by police operatives attached to the Orerokpe Division while on intensive stop-and-search/visibility patrol on Jeddo Road.
“The operatives intercepted the suspect with a suspicious-looking bag. He was subjected to a search during which weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were discovered.
“Other hard drugs in large quantities were found in his possession and packaged in mini rubber cups for sale. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.”
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