Elements of the Garoua 3 Gendarmerie have revealed that several individuals suspected to be involved in the trafficking of human bones and the sale of illicit drugs have been arrested.
They were arrested during an operation launched by the Gendarmerie officials in Mayo-Bocki in the Lagdo subdivision, North Region. Gendarmerie officials said the operation was aimed at fighting crime in the city amidst a recent growing wave of insecurity, particularly kidnappings for ransoms, highway robbery, cattle theft, human bone trafficking, and illicit drugs trafficking.
The operation, according to the Gendarmerie commander, was prompted by numerous complaints that have been forwarded to the authorities about the insecurities they encounter on a daily basis.
A report submitted after the operation reveals that some items were seized from the suspects by the Gendarmes which include a large quantity of tramadol, cannabis, cocaine and another locally made drug popularly known as “Choukoudai”.
The suspects have been placed under detention by the Gendarmes while further investigations continue.
Similar operations are expected in the days ahead.