Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested a suspected peddler of prohibited substances suspected to be marijuana, Thaddeus Joseph.
According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, necessary arrangements had been made to forward the name of the suspect to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action.
The PPRO said the 32-years-old male resident of Kado Estate Area of the FCT was arrested for the offense of having a commercial number of leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa.
She stated that the arrest followed credible information that the suspect cultivates a large farm of leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa on a piece of land at Godab Estate in the Life Camp area of the nation’s capital.
“Consequent upon the above, a team of the Command’s Intelligence Assets attached to the Anti-Narcotics Section swung into action and apprehended the suspects, which led to the discovery of the farm and removal of the exhibits.
“Upon the arrest, the suspect, in a voluntary statement, confessed to having been in the practice for about two years. While the suspects and exhibits are being transferred for onward investigation/prosecution, the police investigation has been intensified to track down the chain of supply and other criminal affiliations to this suspected criminal enterprise.
“The Commissioner of Police while urging youths and the residents as a whole to eschew drug and prohibited substances-related crimes noted that the involvement in the production and the consumption of such substances isn’t just a crime against the law but also against oneself.