The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Cross River State Command, has paraded one suspected marijuana Merchant who was caught with three bags of contraband items at Ene Edem street, Bayside Calabar, the state capital.
Parading the suspect at the command’s headquarter in Calabar, the state’s Commandant Majekodunmi Abidemi, explained that the suspect who has been on the watch list of the Corp was trailed to the Riverside of Calabar while negotiating his deals for export to Cameron and other west African states.
The commandant disclosed that the arrest was made possible by men of the Command following a sustained intelligence monitoring by officers of the corps and other reliable information obtained by members of the community where the nefarious crime is being perpetuated.
According to the commandant, drug trafficking and addiction have become a big problem in society as it enhances criminal activities directly accounting for the rise in the wave of crimes which if not managed on time will escalate the rate of crime in the already tense society.
He enjoined operators of illegal businesses to apply caution as he charged the public to report criminal cases around them to ensure that the society is secured as it can regenerate to societal problems if the classes of such are not been reported.