A 70-year-old female, Beatrice Aigbedion, has been arrested with over 5,000 kilograms of assorted illicit medicines in Edo Condition,
The National Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) disclosed this via a assertion issued on Sunday, saying its operatives nabbed the suspect together with many others in numerous areas of the point out.
“After times of surveillance, NDLEA operatives on Wednesday 24th November stormed a warehouse at Uhiere, Ovia North East Area Govt Region of the point out, wherever they recovered a full of 4,261.5kg of hashish Sativa and a suspect, Ikong Stanley, arrested,” the assertion study.
“At the position of her arrest in Irrua last Wednesday, 70-year-aged Mrs. Aigbedion was caught with distinct quantities of Codeine cough syrup, Swinol, and Rohypnol whilst a different dealer, Joseph Onyemaechi, 50, was also nabbed at Ikpoba Okha, Upper Sakponba- Benin Metropolis, on Friday with various kinds of psychotropic substances weighing 2.055kg. Equally, 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.”
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Equally, NDLEA operatives at the weekend seized 12,385 kilograms of Loud Hashish, a strong variant of the illicit weed imported from a neighbouring country and smuggled into Lagos by way of the waterways.
The agency acted on credible intelligence that 12,385 pellets of Loud Hashish ended up introduced in from the West African nation by means of the ocean and ferried with boats to the Eko Atlantic Seaside, Victoria Island from where by they would be distributed to drug hotspots these types of as Island, Peti Alagba, and other folks across Lagos and other states.
It was gathered that over 50 narcotic officers stormed the seashore on Saturday 27th November and recovered the consignments together with two lengthy vans, a Toyota Sienna bus.
All through the operation, three suspects – Abdulkadri Zakari, Ka’abu Sausu, and Lawrence Adie – ended up apprehended.
In Delta Condition, operatives raided Hampton Towers and Spa Resort, Okpanam Road, Asaba exactly where Dobedient Etumudor and Thompson Chukwuemeka had been arrested with unique quantities of psychoactive substances, when a different vendor, Emeka Ben was nabbed with 4.7 grams of Methamphetamine alongside Asaba – Ibusa road. Other suspects arrested on Thursday 25th Nov in the condition for working in Meth, Hashish, Cocaine, and Heroin consist of Ifeanyi Odibe, Uche Onwurah, and Justice Obika.
In Kano, a drug dealer, Alhaji Bukar Malan Abdu, was arrested and 143 kilograms of hashish ended up recovered from him when 466kg of the exact drug was seized in the household of a single Bashir Shuaibu, an indigene of Edo Point out but resident in Kano, who specials in Cannabis Sativa.
The statement extra, “On Thursday 25th Nov, a drug supplier in Maiduguri, Borno condition, Chima Obi was arrested in a follow-up operation subsequent the seizure of his drug consignment, 73.2kg codeine, at an NDLEA checkpoint in Postiskum, Yobe point out similar working day.”
Reacting to the arrests and seizures in Lagos, Edo, Delta, Kano, and Yobe states, NDLEA Chairman/Main Government, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and guys associated in the functions.
When urging them alongside with their compatriots in other commands not to rest on their oars, he charged them to normally strive to record better feats right until the drug source and drug demand from customers reduction targets of the company are fully attained.