Twelve (12) suspected hoodlums were nabbed by security operatives for allegedly peddling illicit drugs and promoting intake of Methamphetamine, popularly known as Mkpurummiri.
Ebonyi State Command of the Ebubeagu Security outfit, paraded them at its temporary office, located at the old government house, Abakaliki.
The Ebonyi State Security Consultant, Chief Stanley Emegha, while parading the suspects, said that the security outfit, on a tip-off, stormed the hideout of the syndicate and arrested 12 of them, while others escaped.
He noted that the suspects specialize in the distribution of hard drugs, such as Methamphetamine, popularly known as Mkpurummiri.
Emegha, who is also the State chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in Ebonyi State, said: “I have always emphasised that security is everybody’s business. We got hints yesterday about a gang that specializes in these hard drugs, the Mkpurummiri”.
“When we got information of their activities, I immediately arranged with the Ebubeagu personnels who stormed their hideout and luckily, we were able to arrest them with all these items.
“Twelve of them are here, though, there are still some of them that are at large, we promise strongly that we will do everything possible to get those at large.
“I want to use the opportunity to call on the public, information is very vital, a key to security. If we get the information, we will do the needful,” he said.