A Brazil based mostly drug seller, Okafor Okwudili Moses has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA over a 2.55 kilograms of cocaine recovered from a rest room on the E-Arrival corridor of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.
Director, Media & Advocacy of the company, Femi Babafemi, in a press release on Sunday, mentioned the drug was found in the bathroom of the airport on Friday twelfth November after it was dumped there by a trafficker who was clearly fearful of being caught by narcotic officers positioned on the airport.
“The following day, Saturday 13th November, the actual owner of the consignment, Okafor arrived the airport from Brazil via an Ethiopian Airline flight and was promptly arrested. While being interviewed in custody, he confirmed he is the owner of the seized illicit drug,” the assertion reads.
In different interdiction operations throughout the nation, over 6,043.857 kilograms of various illicit medication had been recovered in 5 states of Adamawa, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo and Ebonyi with greater than two hectares of hashish farms destroyed.
A suspected faux safety agent, Abdullahi Mohammed, who claimed to be serving in one of many safety formations in Mubi, Adamawa state was arrested with 4 blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 4kg alongside Bazza- Michika street.
In the identical vein, 4 different suspects had been arrested at totally different areas in Jimeta, Yola North LGA, with assorted substances reminiscent of Cannabis, Diazepam, Exol- 5 and Tramadol tablets.
In Ondo state, three individuals: Alabi Idowu; Oluwatomipe Olorundare and Finity Sunday had been arrested on Monday fifteenth November and a complete of two,771kgs of Cannabis recovered from them at Oke Ogun camp, Ipele, Owo LGA, whereas 59-year-old Mrs. Joy Peter was nabbed with over 39kg hashish and Tramadol tablets on Wednesday seventeenth Nov.
In the identical vein, over 2, 832kg of medicine had been seized and greater than two hectares of hashish farms destroyed in components of Ekiti state. While 2,582kg of Cannabis was recovered on Tuesday sixteenth November from Itapaji forest, Ipao, Ikole LGA, 250kg was seized from Ise forest, Ise-Orun LGA the place the hashish farm was additionally destroyed on Thursday 18th Nov.
In Ebonyi, 29-year-old Ivoh Chukwuemeka accompanied by his girlfriend Ogbonna Peace, 18, was intercepted alongside Enugu-Abakaliki expressway with 20.357kg hashish on Friday nineteenth Nov.
Similarly, 377.5kg hashish was seized from a minimum of two suspects: Lucky Okhian and Aaron Monday in Owan West LGA in addition to Okpokhumi forest in Owan East LGA of Edo state.
Reacting to the arrest of Okafor and different suspects in addition to the seizures from the states, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) counseled the officers and males concerned within the operations throughout the instructions for sustaining the warmth on drug cartels within the nation.
“We are proving to the bad guys and merchants of death that well not stay a step ahead of them but two steps in this game, and this we must sustain as we prepare to go into the new year,” he charged.