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FCTA Arrests Two Drug Peddlers, Dislodges Colony At Kubwa -Dutse

The Federal Capital Territory Administration’s ongoing war against crimes and illegalities has further yielded results, as FCTA raided another deadly drug colony located around the Kubwa-Dutse road interchange.

Two suspects were arrested and substance believed to be canabis worth 45kg were also siezed.

FCT Ministerial taskforce on City Sanitation also carried out clean up at the Dutse market, few metres away from one of the Police stations along that axis.

Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah, who led the operation, said the drug colony was exposed by security intelligence, warranting a marching order from FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello for it’s destruction.

Comrade Attah who expressed displeasure over the persistent lawlessness of some residents, said the suspects and the siezed drugs have been handed over to the operatives of Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, for further investigation.

He noted that efforts have been intensified to crack down all criminal elements posing security threat, through aggressive monitoring of all parts of Abuja.

He also lamented that the illegal activities of roadside traders in Dutse market had returned, just few months after enforcement was carried out in the area.

According to Comrade Attah, the chaotic situation at the Dutse market which the FCTA invested so much resources and time to tackle, was beginning to return, due to the compromise of some market Managers and Unscrupulous officials.

Comrade Attah reiterated the administration’s determination to deal ruthlessly with all contravention and those promoting it.

Also speaking, the Deputy Director, Enforcement of Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Kaka Bello said the drug colony is suspected to be managed by high profile drug syndicate, going by their confidence to peddle drugs in such highbrow area.

By Remi Johnson

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