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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Tackled Illicit Drugs Operations.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have seized a total of 8,268.2311kilograms of assorted illicit drugs including cocaine, heroin, tramadol, methamphetamine and skunk in a week-long coordinated raids across seven states, namely; Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Enugu, Bauchi Edo and Anambra.


In all, 15 drug dealers including a woman on wheelchair were arrested during the operations, which began on Sunday 1st August and lasted till Saturday 7th August, 2021 in the seven states across the country.


The raids aimed at mopping up illicit drugs in the affected states followed by intelligence and also part of the ongoing operation tagged “offensive action” ordered by the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) against all drug cartels across the country.


Bulk of drugs were seized and recovered from Ondo and Edo states. In Akure, the Ondo state capital, a 27-year-old Omokayode Adedayo was arrested along Oda road, Akure South Local Government Area with a cocktail of illicit substances including cannabis sativa, cocaine, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol, and designer drug.


Earlier before his arrest, men of the Nigerian Army had intercepted 1,025kg of cannabis in Toyota Sequoia numbered FST 169 BW and a Toyota Sienna with APP 918 FA as registration number, at a checkpoint in Isua Akoko, with two fake police officers; Stephen Sunday and Eze Ezenwa, who were also arrested with 575kg of cannabis being conveyed in a Sienna bus with a fake police registration number NPF 1651D.The suspects and exhibits were promptly handed over to the Ondo state command of the agency along with a cash exhibit of N148, 300.


This was preceded by a raid carried out by operatives of the Ondo state command at Egbeta community, a border town between Ondo and Edo states, where a total of 6,332kilograms of cannabis sativa were recovered and two suspects; Emeka Ossai and Raphael Henry were arrested.


While in Akwa Ibom state, recovery of 64.903kg of illicit drugs including 1.2031kg crack cocaine from a 26-year-old Nwoye Ogbonna Solomon.


Also in Adamawa state, a drug dealer, Ikechukwu Onuh was arrested at Jimeta, Yola on with 14.400kg of tramadol packaged and tagged as Diclofenac medicine to evade arrest.


Enugu was also not left out as the operatives made arrest and recovered a total of 19.08kg of cocaine and skunk from three suspects, a 35-year-old cripple, Iyiogwe Chinenye and 25-year-old Aja Chidi David, Jude Chinedu was arrested around Inland town area of Onitsha, Anambra state with cocaine, while 59.3kilograms of a psychotropic substance, pentazocine was intercepted in a bus with a courier arrested, over 148.808kg of different variants of skunk meant for students of Igbinendon University, Okada and Edo State Polytechnic were recovered.


Furthermore, large quantities of tramadol, methamphetamine and skunk going to the UK, Australia, New Zealand and UAE have been intercepted with from courier firms in Lagos by narcotic officers of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigation, DOGI, in the agency.

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