A man described in security circle as ‘a notorious drug baron,’ Mr. Maxi Ota Benjamin, has gone into hiding as soldiers on Python Dance II in Southeast, along with some operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), raided a house.
The soldiers, of Sector 1, Sub Sector 4 of the operatives with the NDLE officers, could not apprehend the baron who has his house in Amirima Compound, Achara Ihechiowa community at Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State.
A statement today, by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sagir Musa, said that during the raid, four suspected accomplices to the wanted drug baron were apprehended from the compound.
The statement listed items recovered from the residence as one short single barrel gun, one long single barrel gun, one automatic pump action rifle, one locally made double barrel pistol, one binocular and two mobile phones of Intel and kismo brands. Others are some substance suspected to be indian hemp.
The statement said that the suspects and the items recovered have been handed over to NDLEA for further action. [myad]