Operatives of the Nationwide Drug Law Enforcement Company (NDLEA) at the weekend seized 12,385 kilograms of Loud Cannabis, a strong variant of the illicit weed imported from a neighbouring place and smuggled into Lagos via the waterways.
According to NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, the operatives who ended up acting on credible intelligence stayed on guard recognizing that 12, 385 pellets of Loud Hashish have been to be introduced in from the West African country by the ocean.
Mr Babafemi famous that the drugs had been ferried with boats to the Eko Atlantic Seashore, Victoria Island from in which they were intended to be dispersed to drug hotspots these kinds of as Island, Peti Alagba, and some others throughout Lagos and other states.
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“Over 50 narcotic officers stormed the seashore on Saturday 27th November 2021, recovered the consignments together with two extended vans, a Toyota Sienna bus, and arrested 3 suspects. Individuals arrested include things like Abdulkadri Zakari, 24 Ka’abu Sausu, 45, and Lawrence Adie, 27,” the NDLEA spokesman further discovered.
In the meantime, a 70-12 months-aged female, Mrs. Beatrice Aigbedion was amongst suspects arrested in elements of Edo in link with the seizure of around 5,000 kilograms of assorted illicit medicines throughout the point out. Soon after times of surveillance, NDLEA operatives on Wednesday 24th November stormed a warehouse at Uhiere, Ovia North East Nearby Govt Spot of the point out, exactly where they recovered a total of 4,261.5kg of Cannabis Sativa, and a suspect, Ikong Stanley, was arrested.
The prior working day Tuesday 23rd Nov, 1,240kg was equally seized at a warehouse in Uzebba, Owan West LGA of the point out.
At the stage of her arrest in Irrua last Wednesday, 70-yr-aged Mrs. Aigbedion was caught with distinctive quantities of Codeine cough syrup, Swinol, and Rohypnol although an additional seller, Joseph Onyemaechi, 50, was also nabbed at Ikpoba Okha, Upper Sakponba – Benin Town, on Friday with unique sorts of psychotropic substances weighing 2.055kg.
Similarly, Gabriel Akioya and Isa Salihu have been arrested on Thursday 25th Nov at Irrua, Esan Central LGA with various quantities of Codeine, Tramadol, Swinol, and Rohypnol.
In Delta Point out, operatives raided Hampton Towers and Spa Resort, Okpanam highway, Asaba the place Dobedient Etumudor and Thompson Chukwuemeka have been arrested with diverse portions of psychoactive substances, while yet another seller, Emeka Ben was nabbed with 4.7 grams of Methamphetamine together Asaba – Ibusa road. Other suspects arrested on Thursday 25th Nov in the condition for working in Meth, Hashish, Cocaine, and Heroin contain Ifeanyi Odibe, Uche Onwurah, and Justice Obika.
In the same way, a drug dealer in Kano, Alhaji Bukar Malan Abdu, was arrested and 143 kilograms of cannabis have been recovered from him even though 466kg of the exact same drug was seized in the home of a person Bashir Shuaibu, an indigene of Edo State but resident in Kano, who specials in Cannabis Sativa.
Reeling out a lot more bursts by the NDLEA, Mr Babafemi mentioned that On Thursday 25th Nov, a drug seller in Maiduguri, Borno point out, Chima Obi was arrested in a adhere to-up procedure next the seizure of his drug consignment, 73.2kg codeine, at an NDLEA checkpoint in Postiskum, Yobe State identical working day.
In his reaction to the arrests and large seizures in Lagos, Edo, Delta, Kano, and Yobe states, Chairman/Main Government of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), recommended the officers and gentlemen concerned in the operations and urged them alongside with their compatriots in other instructions not to relaxation on their oars.
He billed them to normally try to record higher feats until eventually the drug source and drug need reduction targets of the Agency are totally reached.