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AsabaPolice operatives in Delta State yesterday nabbed twelve members of a 50 man drug cartel in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of the State.In a press statement issued by Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright revealed that the SACU Operatives stormed their hide out, where over 50 suspects were sighted.He disclosed that suspects were nabbed after credible intelligence reports of a cartel suspected to be dealing in cocaine are domiciled in Sapele.The suspects arrested include; Eric Atijegbe ‘m’ 35years, Adams Esubi ‘m’ age 46years, Joshau Oda ‘m’ age 18years and nine others all of Okpe Local Government Area of the state.

According to Edafe, ” We acted on discreet operation to investigate and fish out these elements who supplies criminals in Sapele with cocaine, Indian hemps and other illicit drugs, which they depend on before going for their criminal activities.”During the raid on their hideout, the suspects took to their hills”.It was gathered that the cocaine, refinol, Indian hemp, cracks and other illicit drugs were recovered from the hideout of the suspects.He further mentioned that Police are on the mahunt for the over 30 gang members at large. (Daily Independent)

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