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NDLEA intercepts 12,385kg “Loud” marijuana in Lagos



NDLEA intercepts 12,385kg “Loud” marijuana in Lagos

NDLEA has seized 12,385 kilograms of “Loudmarijuana smuggled into Lagos from a neighboring country via waterways.

NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr. Femi Babafemi, who said this in a statement issued Sunday in Abuja, described the drug as a strong variant of marijuana.

Babafemi said 12,385 pellets of the “Loud” marijuana were brought across the Atlantic Ocean and transported by boat to Eko Atlantic Beach, Victoria Island.

The weed would have been distributed from the beach to drug hotspots such as Lagos Island, Peti Alagba and others in Lagos and other states, he added.

He also said that more than 50 narcotics officers stormed the beach on Saturday, November 27, and recovered the shipments along with two trucks and arrested three suspects.

The detainees are Abdulkadri Zakari, 24, Ka’abu Sausu, 45, and Lawrence Adie, 27.

In another event, a 70-year-old woman, Beatrice Aigbedion, was among the suspects arrested in Irrua, Edo, in connection with the seizure of more than 5,000 kilograms of a variety of illicit drugs.

“After days of surveillance, NDLEA agents raided a warehouse in Uhiere, a local government area northeast of Ovia in Edo, on Wednesday 24 November, where they recovered 4,261.5 kg of Indian hemp and arrested a suspect, Ikong Stanley. .

“On Tuesday, November 23, 1,240 kg of Indian hemp were also seized from a warehouse in Uzebba, in the Owan West local government area of ​​Edo.

“At the time of her arrest last Wednesday, Aigbedion was caught with different amounts of codeine, Swinol and Rohypnol cough syrup.

“Another trader, Joseph Onyemaechi, 50, was also caught in Ikpoba Okha, Upper Sakpoba, Benin City, on Friday with different types of psychotropic substances weighing 2,055 kg,” Babafemi said.

Similarly, Gabriel Akioya and Isa Salihu were arrested on Thursday, November 25 in Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area of ​​Edo with various amounts of Codeine, Tramadol, Swinol and Rohypnol.

Babafemi testified that officers raided Hampton Towers and Spa Hotel, Okpanam Road, Asaba, where Dobedient Etumudor and Thompson Chukwuemeka were arrested with different amounts of psychoactive substances.

It added that another drug dealer, Emeka Ben, was caught with 4.7 grams of methamphetamine on Asaba-Ibusa Road in Delta.

“Other suspects arrested on Thursday, November 25 in the state for trafficking methamphetamine, Indian hemp, cocaine and heroin were Ifeanyi Odibe, Uche Onwurah and Judge Obika.

“In Kano, a drug dealer, Alhaji Bukar Malan Abdu, was arrested and 143 kilograms of Indian hemp were recovered while 466 kilograms of the same drug were seized from the home of one Bashir Shuaibu, an indigenous Edo resident in Kano .

“On Thursday, November 25, a drug dealer in Maiduguri, Chima Obi, was arrested in a follow-up operation.

“The follow-up operation took place after the seizure of his drug shipment of 73.2 kg of codeine at an NDLEA checkpoint in Postiskum, Yobe, on the same day,” Babafemi said.

He said the president of the NDLEA retired Brig. General Buba Marwa tasked his officers and men to strive to record greater feats until the agency’s drug supply and demand reduction targets were fully achieved.

Source: NAN

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