Agents with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recovered drugs from the warehouse of a 30-year-old pregnant dealer in Delta State.
A statement issued on Sunday by the agency’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Babafemi, revealed that the items were seized last week in a raid in the town of Abbi, Ndokwa West LGA, Delta state.
According to him, organization officials recovered 1,161 kg of C/S from the woman identified as Aniekem Evelyn.
In addition, it revealed that at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, the NDLEA intercepted cocaine packages concealed in different parts of a travel bag brought to Nigeria by a returnee from Brazil.
Mr. Babafemi revealed that the anti-drug agency detained a Nwadinobi Charles Uchemadu in connection with drugs as he was returning from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Doha on a Qatar Airways flight.
Mr. Uchemadu was arrested on Monday, December 5 at Lagos airport during passenger check-in on the Qatar Airways flight following the discovery of three factory-sealed packages of cocaine weighing 2.70 kilograms in parts of his bag of trip.
At the SAHCO export shed at the airport on the same day, NDLEA agents also intercepted cans of powdered milk, baby food and beverages used to conceal 3.4 kilograms of cannabis headed for Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A freight forwarder, Mr. Ewelike Chibuike Cyril, was subsequently arrested and presented the shipment for export.
Along the same lines, 6.30 kg packages of cannabis hidden in sound systems (speakers) that were en route to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, through the SAHCO export shed at the airport, were also seized on Thursday, December 8. by the agents who initially stopped a shipment agent, Mr. Joseph Obiji involved and later the next day, Friday December 9, caught another agent, Mr. Mbanu Ifeanyi Andrew in a follow-up operation in the ASPAMDA market, Trade Fair Complex, Ojo de Lagos area.
At the notorious Akala drug center in the Mushin area of Lagos, no less than 15 drug dealers, including two women, were arrested with 1,400kg of cannabis Sativa, among other illicit substances such as heroin, methamphetamine and 320 bottles of codeine. . syrup recovered from them during a raid in the area on Friday, December 9.
Another raid in the popular Idumota shopping district on Lagos Island on Saturday December 10 led to the seizure of 35,014 tramadol, diazepam, rohypnol pills and 21.2 liters of codeine syrup while a notorious targeted trafficker remains at large. This is even when officers from the Agency’s Directorate of Seaports Operations arrested a Malian man, Dembele Ousmane, on Monday, December 5, with 32,400 225mg tramadol capsules concealed in factory-filled custard buckets as he attempted to travel to Mali by boat in Ebute. -Ero pier in Lagos.
In Ondo State, officers raided a tight corner, Ipele Forest in the Owo area of the state, on Tuesday, December 6, where they arrested Rotimi Oyekan and Precious Aluju with C/S weighing 903.3 kg, while that another team of NDLEA officers arrested Babatunde Oluyara in the Igbotako area of the state with 168.5 kg of the same substance; 6 kg of monkey tail and various amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.
Meanwhile, in Kebbi state, two suspects: Austine Julius and Sale Yakubu, were arrested on Sunday December 4 along the Yawuri-Kebbi highway in a Dyna truck loaded with 117 bags of Cannabis Sativa weighing 1,070 kilograms hidden under bags of oranges.
The next day, Monday December 5, another group of two suspects: Abdullahi Bala and Ibrahim Wade, were intercepted on the Koko-Kebbi highway in a Dyna truck loaded with 114 bags of the same substance weighing 1,140 kilograms hidden under crates of soft drinks. .