The Nigeria Police, Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, has burst a drug syndicate operating along the Oyo, Ogun and Lagos states axis and arrested a member of the gang, Sunday Ishola.
The Zone 2 Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Hawa Adamu, in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos, said that operatives of the Zonal Monitoring Unit arrested Ishola at Imeko, Imeko-Afon LGA in Ogun.
Adamu said that the unit, led by SP Uba Adams, received information of the activities of some criminal elements smuggling arms and ammunition into the country through Imeko border and laid ambush for them.
“A team of operatives from the unit swung into action and moved to Ibara Orile via Okedi Village where they laid ambush.
“However, the smugglers changed their route and decided to converge elsewhere based on information from their spies who usually go before them to ascertain the safety of the road for movement.
“While they awaited the truck being arranged to convey the smuggled items, the monitoring unit operatives arrived and the criminals all took to their heels,” she said.
The command’s spokesman said that luck however ran out on Ishola who was nabbed by members of Police team.
Adamu said that investigation was still ongoing and efforts were in top gear to arrest the other fleeing suspects.
“The suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigations,” Adamu said.