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Police Storm Criminal Hideouts In Abuja, Arrest 85 Suspects For Peddling Hard Drugs, Producing Counterfeit Currencies, Others

Posted by Samuel on Sun 07th Apr, 2024 - tori.ng

The offences range from erecting illegal structures and shanties to the peddling of hard drugs and the manufacturing of counterfeit currencies.

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Between March 31 and April 4, 2024, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command conducted operations targeting known black spots and criminal hideouts in the Durumi and Dei-Dei areas of Abuja. During these operations, 85 suspects were apprehended for a range of offenses.

The offences range from erecting illegal structures and shanties to the peddling of hard drugs and the manufacturing of counterfeit currencies.

According to the police, the locations serve as hibernation places for hoodlums.

A search warrant was executed in some of the structures and several exhibits ranging from paper and coin counterfeit in local and foreign currencies, light weapons, eight motorcycles, seven generators, gadgets, and several ATM cards suspected to have been stolen from their victims were recovered.

A statement from the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said, “All the arrested suspects will be screened, while those found culpable will be profiled and arraigned in court, as the illegal wooden structures erected by the hoodlums were dismantled and set ablaze to deter criminals from turning these places to a brewing ground of menaces.

“While investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reassure residents of his commitment to flush out criminals from FCT and ensure the safety of all.

“He also urges residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.”



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