An alleged drug supplier to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN), Nnamuka Uchenna, have been arrested by the Imo Police Command.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the state Police Spokesman, Michael Abattam, said Uchenna along with one Chinedu Ukaegbulam, and Augustine Ete were arrested on July 8 at his residence at Umuaka in Njaba Local Government Area of the state.
The police spokesman stated that substances suspected to be cocaine valued at N150 million, and a measuring scale were recovered after a search.
Abattam added that the suspects were apprehended following diligent intelligence gathering that led to the arrest of one Obinna Ohaji who disguised as a driver in search of passengers in a Nissan Caravan bus.
He noted that a large quantity of cocaine had been recovered from the bus upon a search.
The driver after being interrogated by the police was said to have confessed that the cocaine was given to him to deliver to an unknown lady at Elele in Rivers State.
He was also said to have then led the police to the border between Imo and Rivers state where the receiver, a 17-year-old girl, who confessed to being the group’s supplier in Rivers, was arrested.
Abattam said the suspects were possibly the ones who distribute drugs to various terror camps in the state.
The spokesman noted that investigation is ongoing to trace the source of the hard drugs into the state and also to arrest other members of the syndicate in hiding.