Twelve members of a drug syndicate that allegedly specializes in the distribution of hard drugs such as Methamphetamine, popularly known as Mkpurummiri has been arrested by Ebonyi State command of the Ebubeagu Security outfit.
Parading the suspects at the command office, Abakaliki, the State Security Consultant, Chief Stanley Emegha, said that the security outfit, on a tip-off, stormed the hideout of the syndicate and arrested 12 of them while others escaped.
During the raid, two live cartridges among other items were also recovered from the suspects.
He then urged members of the public to avail the security outfit with useful information that will lead to the arrest of the remaining members of the syndicate as security remains everyone’s business following the increase in the criminal activities that are perpetrated by hoodlums.
He said: “I have always emphasised that security is everybody’s business. we got hints yesterday on a gang that specialise in these hard drugs, latest, the Mkpurummiri.”
Chief Emegha said that apart from the hard drugs and other substances recovered from the suspects, live ammunition and other weapons were also recovered from them.
“When we got information of their activities, I immediately arranged with the Ebubeagu personnel who stormed their hideout and luckily, we were able to arrest them with all these items.