NDLEA seizes 2 tons of illegal substances in 7 states in one week

NDLEA seizes 2 tons of illegal substances in 7 states in one week



NDLEA has seized over two tonnes of illegal substances in Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Ekiti, Anambra, Ondo and Kogi in the past week.

The agency’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said in Abuja on Sunday that operatives of the agency raided a warehouse at Obi Camp in Owan West Local Government Area of ​​Edo on Monday, November 20.

During the raid, they seized 338 kg of Indian hemp hidden in charcoal bags.

NDLEA operatives also raided Ihin Forest in Owan East Local Government Area of ​​Edo on Saturday, November 25 and seized 235 kg of the same psychoactive substance.

“The suspect, Ona Ikechukwu (32), was arrested on Wednesday, November 22, at Jattu in Etsako West Local Government Area of ​​the state.

“The operatives seized 11,690 tramadol capsules, 295 bottles of codeine syrup and various quantities of Molly, Indian hemp and methamphetamine from the suspects.

“On Wednesday, November 22, another raid at N Owa Street, Lagos Island resulted in the seizure of 40,500 ampoules of Pentazocine injection and 440,000 tablets of Tramadol at the shop of fugitive Ebuka Amaechi.

“More than 135,600 tramadol capsules and 950 grams of Indian cannabis were recovered from two suspects, Afamefuna Ibekwe (37) and Sunday Onwe (41), at Nkpor in Akuzor and Ose Ogbajo in Onitsha respectively. It was confiscated,” he said.

Babafemi added that 37,360 tablets of various psychotropic drugs and 250 bottles of codeine syrup were recovered from Mr. Muhammed Khamis (22) on the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja Expressway on Thursday, November 23.

Babafemi said the drugs were being transported from Onitsha, Anambra State to Abuja.

NDLEA operatives in Ekiti on Saturday, November 25, seized 288 kg of Indian cannabis at Odo-Owa Forest in Ijero Local Government Area of ​​the state.

He added, “At least 116 kg of Indian cannabis was seized from the suspect Chinagoram Obal (24) who was arrested from Iju forest on Thursday, November 23.”

Babafemi also said that 859 kg of Indian cannabis was recovered which was hidden in sugar bags in the truck for further transport to Mokwa, Niger State.

He added that the consignment was loaded at Ogbese in Ondo State and hidden inside cement bags in the truck before being transferred to another articulated vehicle in Ogun.

On Friday, November 24, NDLEA operatives in Ogun arrested two suspects, Adamu Ibrahim and Nura Sani, at Ireke Trailer Garage on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

NDLEA Chairman, retired Brigadier General. General Buba Marwa commended the officers and men for the seizures and arrests.

He urged them to remain vigilant and redouble their efforts, especially as criminal networks are desperate to make a quick buck ahead of the Christmas season.

Source: guardian.ng

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