Joint task team of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja security agencies and Abuja Environmental Protection Board have recovered 53 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
The substance was recovered from a suspected criminal hideout in Bakassi around Apo round-about, Gudu District of the FCT.
Addressing a press conference at the FCT police command headquarters, Garki, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP (Admin), Danmallam Mohammed said no suspect was arrested in the cause of the raid since the operation took place in the early hours of yesterday, and that the culprits must have heard sound of police vehicles and decided to run.
He, however, promised that the suspects will soon be apprehended.
DCP Mohammed also revealed that FCT police operatives intercepted 16 unpainted vehicles operating within the metropolis, and that two persons who obstructed and assaulted officers while discharging their lawful duties were immediately arrested and have been charged to court.
The police chief said, “The exercise will be a continuous one until the streets are rid of unpainted taxis. This is in line with the IGP’s recent directive on the ban on the use of unpainted taxis.
He said, following a special operation carried out by police personnel attached to Nyanya Division, 7 miscreants suspected to be handbag snatchers and pick pockets terrorizing the area were arrested yesterday at Nyanya bus-stops along the expressway. “The suspects will be charged and arraigned in court on conclusion of investigation”, DCP Mohammed assured.

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