Four suspects arrested as police raid illicit drug factory in Bayelsa

Four suspects arrested as police raid illicit drug factory in Bayelsa

Four suspects have been arrested following a raid carried out by police officers at a criminal hideout used in producing and selling illicit drugs at Gbarantoru community, a suburb of Yenagoa and arrested four suspected dealers.

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The state police spokesperson, Asinim Buswat said the anti-kidnapping unit of the command acted on a tip-off and raided the hideout.

A large quantity of Crystal Meth, substances suspected to be Indian hemp and other illicit drugs were recovered during the raid.

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Buswat said;

"Based on a tip-off that criminals are producing and selling illicit drugs at Gbarantoru community, a suburb of Yenagoa, operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit Bayelsa State Command, on 11 April 2022, at about 0300 hours, raided the hideout and recovers a large quantity of Crystal Meth, substances suspected to be Indian hemp and other illicit drugs.

"One Josephine Chibuzo, a female aged 51; Chibuzor Uzor, a male aged 33; Timi Peter, a male, aged 25 and Favour Josiah; a female aged 25 years were arrested.

"The suspects are undergoing interrogation and upon conclusion of the investigation will be charged to court"

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