The Nigerian Guardian reports…Four persons were arrested with a chest freezer loaded with weeds suspected to be marijuana. The suspects reportedly used the freezer to conceal sale of Indian hemp, while pretending to use it to retail soft drinks.
The four suspects namely, Opeyemi Wahab, 22; Kabirat Ahmed, 21; Yusuf Rasaki, 20; and Saheed Mustapha, 32; were all arrested at Iperin black spots in Agbara area of Ogun State on Saturday. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said the arrest followed the launch of a special operation outfit code named Operation Puff Adder by the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, in compliance with the directive of Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu.
The PPRO said the suspects were raided by a team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer in Agbara, Ado-Odo-Ota local government area of the state, Adegbite Omotayo.
Oyeyemi said, “The raiding of black spots across the state is in furtherance of total clampdown on hoodlums perpetrating violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, etc.
“On interrogation, they confessed to being the major distributor of the substance in Agbara area and that they always used the freezer to distribute it so as to deceive the security agents and escape arrest.”