Operatives of the National Drug Regulation Enforcement Company have arrested a Brazil-centered drug dealer, Okafor Okwudili Moses, above 2.55 kilograms of cocaine recovered from a rest room at the E-Arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed Intercontinental Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.
Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, explained the drug was found out in the toilet of the airport on Friday, November 12 just after it was dumped there by a trafficker who was fearful of remaining caught by narcotic officers positioned at the airport.
“The next day, Saturday 13th November, the real owner of the consignment, Okafor arrived at the airport from Brazil by way of an Ethiopian Airways flight and was immediately arrested. While staying interviewed in custody, he verified he is the proprietor of the seized illicit drug,” the NDLEA claimed in the assertion.
The Company also explained in excess of 6,043.857 kilograms of assorted illicit medication had been recovered in 5 states of Adamawa, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo and Ebonyi with extra than two hectares of cannabis farms wrecked in functions it carried out.
“A suspected fake protection agent, Abdullahi Mohammed, who claimed to be serving in one of the protection formations in Mubi, Adamawa state was arrested with 4 blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 4kg alongside Bazza- Michika highway. In the very same vein, 4 other suspects have been arrested at distinct destinations in Jimeta, Yola North LGA, with assorted substances this sort of as Hashish, Diazepam, Exol- 5 and Tramadol tablets.
“In Ondo point out, a few folks: Alabi Idowu Oluwatomipe Olorundare and Finity Sunday were arrested on Monday 15th November and a complete of 2,771kgs of Hashish recovered from them at Oke Ogun camp, Ipele, Owo LGA, when 59-year-outdated Mrs. Pleasure Peter was nabbed with above 39kg cannabis and Tramadol tablets on Wednesday 17th Nov.
“In the exact same vein, above 2, 832kg of medication were seized and far more than two hectares of cannabis farms ruined in elements of Ekiti condition. Even though 2,582kg of Hashish was recovered on Tuesday 16th November from Itapaji forest, Ipao, Ikole LGA, 250kg was seized from Ise forest, Ise-Orun LGA where the cannabis farm was also destroyed on Thursday 18th Nov.
“In Ebonyi, 29-12 months-outdated Ivoh Chukwuemeka accompanied by his girlfriend Ogbonna Peace, 18, was intercepted along Enugu-Abakaliki expressway with 20.357kg cannabis on Friday 19th Nov. In the same way, 377.5kg hashish was seized from at least two suspects: Lucky Okhian and Aaron Monday in Owan West LGA as nicely as Okpokhumi forest in Owan East LGA of Edo Condition,” the assertion browse.
The Chairman/Main Government of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) recommended the officers and men involved in the operations across the instructions for sustaining the warmth on drug cartels in the country.
“We are proving to the undesirable men and merchants of death that we will not continue to be a stage in advance of them but two techniques in this activity, and this we have to maintain as we get ready to go into the new 12 months,” Marwa explained.
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