Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted over 2,060 kilograms of varied medicine together with heroin, methamphetamine, hashish, tramadol and rohypnol in operations on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos in addition to Ondo, Edo, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau and a few courier corporations.
Director, Media & Advocacy of the company, Femi Babafemi in a press release on Sunday, October 24, mentioned a girl was arrested whereas trying to smuggle skunk hidden in wraps of akpu into NDLEA cell for a suspect in custody.
“In a most audacious move, a nursing mother, 35-year-old Mariam Drissu was arrested at the Edo state Command headquarters of the Agency on Thursday 21st October while trying to smuggle drugs into the cell for a suspect in custody. Officers on duty had while searching the food brought by Mariam for her relation in custody discovered two cups of “Loud” cannabis weighing 13grams buried inside the food (akpu) meant for the suspect in custody.” the assertion learn.
Two consignments of heroin weighing 4.40kg and 550grams have been intercepted on October 6 and 15 respectively on the cargo shed of the MMIA, Ikeja.
The first was seized on the SAHCO import shed of the airport when it was found inside luggage of granulated sugar and flour from Johannesburg, South Africa through Addis Ababa to Lagos on an Ethiopian Airlines flight.
Two suspects; Chukwuemeka Ugochukwu, a freight agent that cleared the consignment and one Kabiru Aminu, a inventory keeper that was to gather the cargo for onward distribution to recipients have been arrested for additional investigation. In a observe up operation on ninth October, one Adeoya Segun Joy who was to gather the bags from Kabiru Aminu was arrested at Ajao property whereas Enahoro Emmanuel Annointing who was additionally assigned to gather the consignment was nabbed in Abuleegba space of Lagos. Both have been appearing on directions from their companions in South Africa.
The second consignment found on the SAHCO export shed and hid in partitions of 10 cartons laced with tailoring supplies, was heading to Malaysia through Addis Ababa on Ethiopian cargo airline, whereas a freight forwarding agent, Ekpe Samson Victor was arrested in reference to the unlawful export.
Attempts by one other freight agent, Igwe Okoye Onwukwe to export two consignments of hashish to the United Kingdom have been foiled by NDLEA operatives. The first try was made on October 15, when Igwe Okoye Onwukwe offered a carton of 16.55kg hashish for export to UK on the NAHCO export shed the place he was promptly arrested.
Curiously, one other consignment of 15.85kg hashish additionally heading to UK and intercepted on twentieth October, was traced to Onwukwe because the proprietor even whereas nonetheless present process investigation in custody.
In Ondo state, two individuals; Uchenna Obodo Ali, 22, and Tochukwu Eno, 20, have been arrested with 302kg of hashish when operatives raided a warehouse in Emure forest, Owo LGA on Friday twenty second October.
In Kano, a 45-year-old driver Mohammed Haruna was arrested with 10,161 sachets of Tramadol and Rohypnol tablets and capsules whereas conveying the illicit medicine in a bus for distribution.
Likewise in Kaduna, one other suspected faux soldier, Abiodun Ademoya, from Akure south in Ondo state was arrested in Zaria with 11.6kg of hashish.
Also in Plateau, operatives intercepted a Yola certain mass transit bus, with registration quantity FKY 341 ZA belonging to Gombe Express coming from Lagos, alongside Jos-Abuja Road, inside Riyom LGA. One of the passengers, Ahmad Musa Musa, 32, was present in possession of twenty-two pellets of compressed Cannabis Sativa with a complete weight of 15kg hid inside a black bag.
In the identical vein, officers of the Edo State Command additionally on Thursday raided a Cannabis farm measuring 3.210691 hectares, in Ayegunle forest, Akoko Edo space of the state, destroyed the plantation and evacuated 100 luggage of harvested hashish weighing 1,639kg, whereas a suspect, Samuel Ochonogor was arrested within the forest with 66.7kg of hashish.
At some courier corporations in Lagos, over 4.5kilograms of methamphetamine hid in palm fruit tins, paintings, bottles of cashew nuts, auto spare elements, and movie body going to Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Qatar have been intercepted by operatives of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigations, DOGI, of the Agency.
Commending the officers and males of the MMIA, Ondo, Edo, Kano, Kaduna and Plateau Commands in addition to DOGI, for his or her resilience and tenacity, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) urged them and others throughout the nation to proceed to maintain their eyes on the purpose till all of the drug cartels within the nation are completely dismantled.