Somali government forces conduct massive anti-drug trafficking operation in Mogadishu; intercepts hoards of drugs
Somali Police forces have on Wednesday night conducted a massive operation aimed at surmounting with drug traffickers and narcotic peddlers in the capital Mogadishu. During the Security operation, the officers destroyed shops and other premises where drugs such as narcotics, alcohol, hashish, and cocaine were used to be sold. Speaking to the media on the margins of the operation, the commander of Howlwadag police station, Najib Arab said that they will continue to step up operations in the city in a bid to weed out the businesses abetting such vices. Arab described the operation a success and said they were able to nab people people involved in the sale of drugs. Mogadishu's security personnel have recently bolstered operations against drug dealers and warehouses where drugs are manufactured. Police have linked spates of insecurity incidents that have rocked the Horn of Africa's Nation capital to the usage of the drugs especially by the youth.