Army personnel attached to the Cross River Government security outfit “Operation Akpakwu” have arrested two suspected drug peddlers, Effangha Effangha, 37, and Eno-Obong Udome, 34.
The suspects were arrested on Thursday and Friday, February 25, 26, at Nelson Mandela street in Calabar and Ekpenyong Ekpo in Akpabuyo local government area of the state and the 13 Brigade Nigerian Army Calabar handed the drug dealers to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation and prosecution on behalf of the the 13 Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Abdullahi in Calabar on Saturday.
“These suspects were arrested by own troops at Nelson Mandela street in Calabar and Ekpenyong Ekpo in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River for peddling in substances suspected to be drugs,” said Maj. Ikpeme.
“Consequently, I am directed to handover the suspects and the drugs to officials of the NDLEA for further investigations and possible prosecution. You are please requested to furnish this office with the outcome of the investigation to enable us update our records,” he added.
Mr Abubakar Mohammed, Principal Staff Officer Operations, NDLEA, Cross River, received the suspects on behalf of his command.