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Police Arrest 19-year-old lady drug dealer, five others in Delta 

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

The Delta State Police Command has arrested four suspected drug dealers, including a 19-year-old lady, and two armed robbers during patrols on Tuesday, April 26 at Ugwuashi-Uku and Benin-Sapele Road in Delta State.

According to a statement signed and made available to Stonix News by DSP. Bright Edafe, the Police Public Relations Officer, the two incidents happened on the same day.

While acting on a tip-off, DSP Edafe stated that the Command Crack Squad raided a suspected criminal hideout at Azugwu Street, Umuonicha quarters and arrested three suspected drug dealers namely; Izuagbe Theophilus (m) 20yrs, Okofu Henry (m) 22yrs, and Confidence Ugochukwu (f) 19yrs.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects included; 147 wraps of dry weeds suspected to be loud, 47 wraps of substances suspected to be cocaine, seven wraps of Colorado, and 44 wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

He also stated that during a stop-and-search on the highway by the operatives deployed along Benin Sapele Road, one cut-to-size double barrel gun was found concealed inside the engine compartment of a Toyota Camry car with Reg No. APP 134 UP driven by one Osasere Megegbe (m),  45, and one other.

Upon further investigation and interrogation, Edafe revealed that two additional long single barrel guns hidden under the back seat of the vehicle were also recovered.

“On 26/4/2022 at about 1740hrs, the Command’s Crack Squad while acting on information, raided a suspected criminal hideout at Azugwu street, Umuonicha quarters in Ogwuash-Uku, and arrested three suspects namely; Izuagbe Theophilus ‘m’ age 20yrs, Okofu Henry ‘m’ age 22yrs, and Confidence Ugochukwu ‘f’ age 19yrs.

“Exhibit recovered from them includes; One hundred and forty-seven (147) wraps of dry weeds suspected to be loud, forty-seven (47) wraps of substances suspected to be cocaine, seven (7) wraps of Colorado, and forty-four (44) wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. Suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing.

“On 26/04/2022 at about 1800hrs, operatives attached to safer highway patrol, deployed along Benin-Sapele road in Sapele, while conducting stop and search, intercepted a Toyota Camry car with reg no. APP 134 UP driven by one Osasere Megegbe ‘m’ age 45, in company of one Edosa Monday ‘m’ aged 35, both of no 12 Emah Community road, Ekiadolor Benin City.

“During the search, one cut-to-size double barrel gun was found concealed inside the engine compartment. The suspects were promptly arrested, the gun and vehicle recovered to the station.

“Upon further investigation and interrogation, two additional long single barrel guns shrouded under the back sit of the vehicle were also recovered.

“Suspects are in custody and will be charged to court upon completion of investigation,” he stated.

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