NDLEA Operatives Intercepts Assorted Hard Drugs At Ota And Idiroko
Operatives of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted illegal narcotics at Idiroko and ota, both in Yewa-awori axis of Ogun State.
The interception at Idiroko on the Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic, was made along Ilase-Akoko road last Thursday.
NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday, said compressed jumbo size wrap of imported skunk was detected in a commercial car marked JJ756 HB.
He puts the weight of the seized skunk which was concealed in two cooking gas cylinders at 17 kilogramme.
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Babafemi named suspects arrested in connection with the drug as Benjamin Ajose and Oluwatobiloba Ajayi.
He also said NDLEA operatives arrested a suspected female drug dealer identified as Bola Egbebi at Ota.
He listed drugs allegedly recovered from her as including different quantities of skuchies, molly, metamphetamine, tramadol 225 milligramme and codeine syrup.
Furthermore, In Ogun state, 190 kilogrammes of cannabis were recovered from a dealer, Emmanuel Ibrahim in Lafenwa area of Abeokuta following credible intelligence, while three suspects: Mohammed Sani, Yusif Musa and Musa Musa were arrested at Maidile area of Kano with 2,400 bottles of codeine-based syrup. Another dealer, Bako Ibrahim, 55, was also arrested last Saturday in Sharada area of Kano with 420 blocks of cannabis weighing 282 kilogrammes.
He said another dealer of the same substance, Akeem Azeez, 39, was nabbed with 612 kilogrammes recovered from him in Akure, Ondo state. Following a follow up operation in Minna, Niger state, operatives of the Kogi state command of the agency now have in their custody a suspect, Michael Ikechukwu, 30, over the interception of his consignment containing 106,800 pills of tramadol sent to him from Onitsha, Anambra state, along Okene-Lokoja highway.
Meanwhile, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd.) while appreciating the efforts and commitment of the officers, men and women of the MMIA, Tincan, Bauchi, Delta, Gombe, Ogun, Kano, Ondo and Kogi state commands of the agency towards ridding Nigeria of the menace of illicit drugs, however urged them and their compatriots across the country not to relent.