NDLEA intercepts Koros boxing kit consignment and arrests female thief's supplier

NDLEA intercepts Koros boxing kit consignment and arrests female thief's supplier


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Sunday said that its personnel at Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos State, intercepted a shipment of Colorado, a highly potent strain of cannabis, hidden inside a boxing kit imported from the United States. It was announced that. America's.

According to the agency, a week-long intelligence-led operation to arrest the recipient tracked down and arrested 38-year-old Olorunfunmi Saheed Olakunle, who was distributing dangerous psychoactive substances to dealers across Lagos. The project was completed on Saturday, January 6th. state.

According to a statement issued on Sunday by Femi Babafemi, NDLEA's Media and Advocacy Director, the shipment arrived in the country on Monday, January 1, via Cairo on an EgyptAir flight.

NDLEA confessed that every time Olakunle receives packages from his childhood friend, Sagir Salami, a resident of the United States, he delivers such packages to different recipients, adding that the total weight of the latest package was 1.80. He claimed to have revealed that it was a kilogram.

Babafemi also topped the list of 12 other suspects arrested by NDLEA operatives in New Year interdiction operations in Kaduna, Lagos, Niger, Kogi, Kano and Borno, 28 who were supplying ammunition to bandits. It was also announced that Bilquis Suleman, a year-old woman, was included. , Osun said.

According to the statement, NDLEA officers were patrolling along the Zaria-Kano Expressway on Wednesday, January 3, when Bilquis allegedly had 249 live 7.62 mm rounds hidden in a black nylon bag kept in a woman's handbag. were arrested.

According to the NDLEA, she was arrested while on her way to deliver ammunition to identified bandits in Kakumi village in Katsina State and was later transferred to the Nigeria Police Force Kaduna State Command for further investigation.

Announcing other intercepts by the NDLEA, Babafemi said: “On Tuesday, January 2nd, military authorities at Bonny Camp, Lagos, arrested a suspect, Francis Sulu, with a drug containing a type of cannabis weighing 2,104.2 kilograms. 37 jumbo bags and 63 bags were transferred.” and a truck to NDLEA’s Lagos State Command Headquarters.

“The suspects and drug exhibits were earlier intercepted by NDLEA personnel near the military camp gates of Bonny Camp on Victoria Island on December 12, 2023. They resorted to sporadic gunfire to disrupt the situation, which called in soldiers from the military camp, who eventually intervened and detained the cargo and suspects, who then transferred them to authorities.

“Similarly, on Thursday, January 5, NDLEA operatives in Niger State caught a J5 bus heading from Ondo State to Zaria, Kaduna State with 23 bags of Cannabis Sativa during a stop and search operation along the Suleja-Kaduna road. It weighs 219.5 kg. Two suspects, Umar Musa (26) and Isachile Abubakar, were arrested in connection with the seizure.

“Queen Onyema, a 27-year-old female drug trafficker, dropped 12 compressed cannabis blocks weighing 4.6kg and 0.046kg on Saturday, January 6th, on a commercial bus heading to Abuja along the Okene Lokoja Expressway. Another suspect, Mubarak Sani (20), was arrested with 445.9 kilograms of the same psychoactive substance in Kano's Gadar Tamburawa area on Monday, January 1. It was done.”

Meanwhile, the Narcotics Enforcement Agency announced that the suspects are Zanna Alhaji Dara (32) and four other suspects. Musa Umar, 21 years old. Mushe Ibrahim, 23, and Shehu Idris, 19, were arrested in Pomfomali, Borno State, with 60kg of cannabis.

This was when NDLEA operatives patrolling along the Osogbo-Ode-Omu road on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, intercepted a consignment of illegal drugs sent by waybill from Lagos to Osogbo. It's the same.

According to Babafemi, following a follow-up investigation, suspect Ibrahim Olawale, 43, was arrested and said the drugs recovered included: Loud volume 150g. Colorado 19g. Molly 5g, total 10.974kg.

He said a digital scale, exhibits worth N18,000 and wrapping paper customized for Colorado were also seized.

Reacting to this development, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. applauded the arrests and seizures made over the past week.

Marwa called on them and their compatriots across all branches of the Authority to remain vigilant and redouble efforts to reduce drug demand and reduce drug supply in the new year.

Source: dailypost.ng

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