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  •  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA says it has recovered 46 637 kilograms of methamphetamine cocaine and heroin in seven states across Nigeria Mr Femi Babafemi Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja The seven states are Enugu Kogi Ondo Adamawa Nasarawa Lagos and the FCT Babafemi said one 27 year old Miracle Madu was arrested on Oct 26 at Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu with substance suspected to be cocaine The suspect came into Nigeria aboard Ethiopian Airline from Nairobi Kenya via Addis Ababa Ethiopia He said a search on Madu revealed that he had 76 foreign bathing soaps made with cocaine in one of his three bags which weighed 10 650 kilograms The NDLEA spokesman said that the the suspect also had creams made of liquid cocaine weighing 2 496 kilograms Babafemi added that a further search showed two plastic bottles containing liquid which tested positive for cocaine The cocaine in the soap weighed 10 650 kilograms while that in the liquid and cream weighed 2 496 kilograms making it 13 146 kilograms he said The agency spokesperson also said operatives on stop and search operation along Okene Abuja highway intercepted a Chisco branded bus coming from Lagos to Abuja on Oct 27 The bus was with a consignment of 32 9kgs Meth packaged as tubers of yam 376 grams of cocaine and 215 grams of heroin While the bus driver Pascal Nmaram was promptly arrested a follow up operation in Abuja same day led to the arrest of the recipient of the illicit cargo Ikenna Akunne The suspect confessed he was detailed to travel with the consignment to Spain the following day being Oct 28 through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport NAIA Abuja he said Babafemi disclosed that operatives of the Kogi Command of the agency have destroyed five hectares of cannabis farms at Agbonkete Iyaya Camp Igalamela Odolu areas of the state He said that one Augustine Agbenyo 34 was arrested with three bags containing fresh dried leaves and stems of substance suspected to be cannabis In Lagos Babafemi disclosed that operatives of the agency seized 146 000 pills of Tramadol weighing 225mg in a buy and bust operation in Oshodi area on Oct 25 In the FCT operatives on patrol along Kwali Abuja highway on Oct 24 intercepted a truck with 915 8 kilograms of cannabis and arrested three suspects Kabiru Ibrahim 40 Muhammad Muawiyya 30 and Adamu Adamu 24 In Adamawa operatives arrested two trans border traffickers Abdullahi Mamuda aka Mama and Aliyu Abdullahi aka Garga at Skylight Hotel in Jambutu Yola North he said According to him A search on the ash coloured Toyota Corolla car with registration number JMT 146 TE Adamawa revealed they were carrying 39 320 tablets of Tramadol weighing 225mg he said Babafemi said that preliminary investigation showed that the trans border traffickers took off from Onitsha in Anambra and travelled to Jimeta Adamawa enroute Cameroun before their arrest In Ondo State he said that the agency stormed a two bedroom bungalow in Uso Community on Oct 28 where they arrested one Okon Etim 45 with 12 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 207kgs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA intercepts hard drugs weighing 46.637 kilograms in 7 states
     The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA says it has recovered 46 637 kilograms of methamphetamine cocaine and heroin in seven states across Nigeria Mr Femi Babafemi Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja The seven states are Enugu Kogi Ondo Adamawa Nasarawa Lagos and the FCT Babafemi said one 27 year old Miracle Madu was arrested on Oct 26 at Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu with substance suspected to be cocaine The suspect came into Nigeria aboard Ethiopian Airline from Nairobi Kenya via Addis Ababa Ethiopia He said a search on Madu revealed that he had 76 foreign bathing soaps made with cocaine in one of his three bags which weighed 10 650 kilograms The NDLEA spokesman said that the the suspect also had creams made of liquid cocaine weighing 2 496 kilograms Babafemi added that a further search showed two plastic bottles containing liquid which tested positive for cocaine The cocaine in the soap weighed 10 650 kilograms while that in the liquid and cream weighed 2 496 kilograms making it 13 146 kilograms he said The agency spokesperson also said operatives on stop and search operation along Okene Abuja highway intercepted a Chisco branded bus coming from Lagos to Abuja on Oct 27 The bus was with a consignment of 32 9kgs Meth packaged as tubers of yam 376 grams of cocaine and 215 grams of heroin While the bus driver Pascal Nmaram was promptly arrested a follow up operation in Abuja same day led to the arrest of the recipient of the illicit cargo Ikenna Akunne The suspect confessed he was detailed to travel with the consignment to Spain the following day being Oct 28 through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport NAIA Abuja he said Babafemi disclosed that operatives of the Kogi Command of the agency have destroyed five hectares of cannabis farms at Agbonkete Iyaya Camp Igalamela Odolu areas of the state He said that one Augustine Agbenyo 34 was arrested with three bags containing fresh dried leaves and stems of substance suspected to be cannabis In Lagos Babafemi disclosed that operatives of the agency seized 146 000 pills of Tramadol weighing 225mg in a buy and bust operation in Oshodi area on Oct 25 In the FCT operatives on patrol along Kwali Abuja highway on Oct 24 intercepted a truck with 915 8 kilograms of cannabis and arrested three suspects Kabiru Ibrahim 40 Muhammad Muawiyya 30 and Adamu Adamu 24 In Adamawa operatives arrested two trans border traffickers Abdullahi Mamuda aka Mama and Aliyu Abdullahi aka Garga at Skylight Hotel in Jambutu Yola North he said According to him A search on the ash coloured Toyota Corolla car with registration number JMT 146 TE Adamawa revealed they were carrying 39 320 tablets of Tramadol weighing 225mg he said Babafemi said that preliminary investigation showed that the trans border traffickers took off from Onitsha in Anambra and travelled to Jimeta Adamawa enroute Cameroun before their arrest In Ondo State he said that the agency stormed a two bedroom bungalow in Uso Community on Oct 28 where they arrested one Okon Etim 45 with 12 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 207kgs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA intercepts hard drugs weighing 46.637 kilograms in 7 states
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    NDLEA intercepts hard drugs weighing 46.637 kilograms in 7 states

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has recovered 46.637 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in seven states across Nigeria.

    Mr Femi Babafemi, Director Media and Advocacy, NDLEA,  made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

    The seven states are: Enugu, Kogi, Ondo, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Lagos and the FCT.

    Babafemi said one 27-year-old Miracle Madu was arrested on Oct. 26 at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu with substance suspected to be cocaine.

    The suspect came into Nigeria aboard Ethiopian Airline from Nairobi, Kenya via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    He said a search on Madu revealed that he had 76 foreign bathing soaps made with cocaine in one of his three bags which weighed 10.650 kilograms.

    The NDLEA spokesman said that the the suspect also had creams made of liquid cocaine weighing 2.496 kilograms.

    Babafemi added that a further search showed two plastic bottles containing liquid which tested positive for cocaine.

    “The cocaine in the soap weighed 10.650 kilograms, while that in the liquid and cream weighed 2.496 kilograms, making it 13.146 kilograms,” he said.

    The agency spokesperson also said operatives on stop and search operation along Okene-Abuja highway, intercepted a Chisco branded bus coming from Lagos to Abuja on Oct. 27. “The bus was with a consignment of 32.9kgs Meth packaged as tubers of yam, 376 grams of cocaine and 215 grams of heroin.

    “While the bus driver, Pascal Nmaram was promptly arrested, a follow up operation in Abuja same day led to the arrest of the recipient of the illicit cargo, Ikenna Akunne.

    “The suspect confessed he was detailed to travel with the consignment to Spain the following day being Oct. 28 through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja,” he said.

    Babafemi disclosed that operatives of the Kogi Command of the agency have destroyed five hectares of cannabis farms at Agbonkete, Iyaya Camp, Igalamela-Odolu areas of the state.

    He said that one Augustine Agbenyo, 34, was arrested with three bags containing fresh dried leaves and stems of  substance suspected to be cannabis.

    In Lagos, Babafemi disclosed that operatives of the agency seized 146,000 pills of Tramadol weighing 225mg in a buy and bust operation in Oshodi area on Oct. 25. “In the FCT, operatives on patrol along Kwali-Abuja highway on Oct. 24, intercepted a truck with 915.8 kilograms of cannabis and arrested three suspects: Kabiru Ibrahim, 40; Muhammad Muawiyya, 30, and Adamu Adamu, 24. “In Adamawa, operatives arrested two trans-border traffickers, Abdullahi Mamuda (aka Mama) and Aliyu Abdullahi (aka Garga) at Skylight Hotel in Jambutu, Yola North,” he said.

    According to him, “A search on the ash coloured Toyota Corolla car with registration number JMT 146 TE (Adamawa), revealed they were carrying 39, 320 tablets of Tramadol weighing 225mg,” he said.

    Babafemi said that preliminary investigation showed that the trans-border traffickers took off from Onitsha in Anambra and travelled to Jimeta, Adamawa enroute Cameroun before their arrest.

    In Ondo State, he said that the agency stormed a two-bedroom bungalow in Uso Community on Oct. 28, where they arrested one Okon Etim, 45, with 12 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 207kgs.


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  •  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested one Abubakar Ibrahim the village head of Gidan Abba Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto with 10 others over 991 320 pills of pharmaceutical opioids A statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja said 1 251kgs of cannabis and Khat were recovered Babafemi said that the suspect Ibrahim 38 was arrested in Bodinga town with 3kgs of cannabis sativa and 4 000 tablets of exol 5 He said that NDLEA operatives attached to Skyway Aviation Handling Company SAHCO import shed of Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA Ikeja Lagos also intercepted 15 cartons According to Babafemi the cartons which were intercepted on Oct 26 contained 802 000 pills of Tramadol imported from Dubai UAE and Karachi Pakistan He also said that 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg came in from Dubai on Ethiopian Airlines flight The NDLEA Director for Media and Advocacy added that four cartons of 100mg and a carton of 225mg Tramadol came from Karachi Pakistan on another Ethiopian Airlines flight According to him on the same day operatives at the SAHCO export shed intercepted cans of tomato paste going to the United Kingdom A thorough search of the consignment revealed that the tomato cans were used to conceal 36 pellets of cannabis This was with a gross weight of 21 30 kilograms while a cargo agent Sodehinde Akinwale has also been arrested in connection with the seizure Two days after Oct 25 operatives attached to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc NAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport also seized five cartons of dried khat leaves This was also weighing 107 70kgs that came in from Bangkok Thailand through Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight he said Babafemi said that a follow up operation on the seizure of 11 90kgs Meth concealed in the heads of dried fish going to Dubai UAE on August 5 had also led to the arrest of a 30 year old bricklayer Babatunde Mamowora He said that the suspect was arrested on Oct 27 in Sango Ota area of Ogun in collaboration with men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC in the area NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA arrests Sokoto village head, others over 991,320 opioid pills
     The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested one Abubakar Ibrahim the village head of Gidan Abba Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto with 10 others over 991 320 pills of pharmaceutical opioids A statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja said 1 251kgs of cannabis and Khat were recovered Babafemi said that the suspect Ibrahim 38 was arrested in Bodinga town with 3kgs of cannabis sativa and 4 000 tablets of exol 5 He said that NDLEA operatives attached to Skyway Aviation Handling Company SAHCO import shed of Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA Ikeja Lagos also intercepted 15 cartons According to Babafemi the cartons which were intercepted on Oct 26 contained 802 000 pills of Tramadol imported from Dubai UAE and Karachi Pakistan He also said that 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg came in from Dubai on Ethiopian Airlines flight The NDLEA Director for Media and Advocacy added that four cartons of 100mg and a carton of 225mg Tramadol came from Karachi Pakistan on another Ethiopian Airlines flight According to him on the same day operatives at the SAHCO export shed intercepted cans of tomato paste going to the United Kingdom A thorough search of the consignment revealed that the tomato cans were used to conceal 36 pellets of cannabis This was with a gross weight of 21 30 kilograms while a cargo agent Sodehinde Akinwale has also been arrested in connection with the seizure Two days after Oct 25 operatives attached to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc NAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport also seized five cartons of dried khat leaves This was also weighing 107 70kgs that came in from Bangkok Thailand through Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight he said Babafemi said that a follow up operation on the seizure of 11 90kgs Meth concealed in the heads of dried fish going to Dubai UAE on August 5 had also led to the arrest of a 30 year old bricklayer Babatunde Mamowora He said that the suspect was arrested on Oct 27 in Sango Ota area of Ogun in collaboration with men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC in the area NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA arrests Sokoto village head, others over 991,320 opioid pills
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    NDLEA arrests Sokoto village head, others over 991,320 opioid pills

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested one Abubakar Ibrahim, the village head of Gidan Abba, Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto, with 10 others over 991,320 pills of pharmaceutical opioids.

    A statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja, said 1,251kgs of cannabis and Khat were recovered.

    Babafemi said that the suspect,  Ibrahim, 38, was arrested in Bodinga town with 3kgs of cannabis sativa and 4,000 tablets of exol-5. He said that NDLEA operatives attached to Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) import shed of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Ikeja Lagos, also intercepted 15 cartons.

    According to Babafemi, the cartons which were intercepted on Oct. 26, contained 802,000 pills of Tramadol, imported from Dubai, UAE and Karachi, Pakistan.

    He also said that 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg, came in from Dubai on Ethiopian Airlines flight.

    The NDLEA Director for Media and Advocacy, added that four cartons of 100mg and a carton of 225mg Tramadol came from Karachi, Pakistan on another Ethiopian Airlines flight.

    According to him, on the same day, operatives at the SAHCO export shed intercepted cans of tomato paste going to the United Kingdom.

    “A thorough search of the consignment revealed that the tomato cans were used to conceal 36 pellets of cannabis.

    “This was with a gross weight of 21.30 kilograms, while a cargo agent, Sodehinde Akinwale, has also been arrested in connection with the seizure.

    “Two days after, Oct. 25, operatives attached to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) import shed of the Lagos airport, also seized five cartons of dried khat leaves.

    “This was also weighing 107.70kgs that came in from Bangkok, Thailand, through Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight, ” he said.

    Babafemi said that a follow-up operation on the seizure of 11.90kgs Meth concealed in the heads of dried fish going to Dubai, UAE on August 5, had also  led to the arrest of a 30-year-old bricklayer, Babatunde Mamowora.

    He said that the suspect was arrested on Oct. 27 in Sango Ota area of Ogun, in collaboration with men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the area.


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  •  The Public Accounts Committee of the Senate has commended the Chairman National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA retired Brig Gen Buba Marwa for providing good leadership for the anti narcotics agency The Chairman of the Committee Mathew Urhoghide gave the commendation during the Public Hearing on Service Wide Vote on Tuesday in Abuja In a statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi Urhoghide lauded Marwa on the onslaught against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria He said that Marwa s leadership at NDLEA has changed the country s drug war narrative both locally and internationally He bemoaned the past when the agency lost its glory saying that it was now daily visible and glaring to all Nigerians that the NDLEA was not only barking He said the NDLEA is now deeply hitting drug barons and dealers that have for years remained invisible and untouchable He expressed the Committee s readiness to continue to support Marwa and the agency to succeed in making Nigeria a drug free country He added that the Committee would continue to push for support for Marwa s tireless efforts against drug abuse and trafficking of illicit substances The NDLEA boss should always feel free to approach members on any support that will make the agency better he said In his response Marwa commended the Committee the Senate and the entire National Assembly for providing the necessary legislative support for the Agency to achieve its vision and set goals He assured that the NDLEA would continue to make Nigerians and Nigeria proud in the discharge of its responsibilities with their continued support NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Anti-drug war: Senate Committee commends Marwa, backs NDLEA’s offensives against cartels
     The Public Accounts Committee of the Senate has commended the Chairman National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA retired Brig Gen Buba Marwa for providing good leadership for the anti narcotics agency The Chairman of the Committee Mathew Urhoghide gave the commendation during the Public Hearing on Service Wide Vote on Tuesday in Abuja In a statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi Urhoghide lauded Marwa on the onslaught against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria He said that Marwa s leadership at NDLEA has changed the country s drug war narrative both locally and internationally He bemoaned the past when the agency lost its glory saying that it was now daily visible and glaring to all Nigerians that the NDLEA was not only barking He said the NDLEA is now deeply hitting drug barons and dealers that have for years remained invisible and untouchable He expressed the Committee s readiness to continue to support Marwa and the agency to succeed in making Nigeria a drug free country He added that the Committee would continue to push for support for Marwa s tireless efforts against drug abuse and trafficking of illicit substances The NDLEA boss should always feel free to approach members on any support that will make the agency better he said In his response Marwa commended the Committee the Senate and the entire National Assembly for providing the necessary legislative support for the Agency to achieve its vision and set goals He assured that the NDLEA would continue to make Nigerians and Nigeria proud in the discharge of its responsibilities with their continued support NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Anti-drug war: Senate Committee commends Marwa, backs NDLEA’s offensives against cartels
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    Anti-drug war: Senate Committee commends Marwa, backs NDLEA’s offensives against cartels

    The Public Accounts Committee of the Senate has commended the Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, for providing good leadership for the anti-narcotics agency.

    The Chairman of the Committee, Mathew Urhoghide, gave the commendation during the Public Hearing on Service Wide Vote on Tuesday in Abuja.

    In a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, Urhoghide lauded Marwa on the onslaught against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria.

    He said that Marwa’s leadership at NDLEA has changed the country’s drug war narrative both locally and internationally.

    He bemoaned the past when the agency lost its glory, saying that it was now daily visible and glaring to all Nigerians that the NDLEA was not only barking.

    He said the NDLEA is now deeply hitting drug barons and dealers that have for years remained invisible and untouchable.

    He expressed the Committee’s readiness to continue to support Marwa and the agency to succeed in making Nigeria a drug-free country.

    He added that the Committee would continue to push for support for Marwa’s tireless efforts against drug abuse and trafficking of illicit substances.

    “The NDLEA boss should always feel free to approach members on any support that will make the agency better,” he said.

    In his response, Marwa commended the Committee, the Senate and the entire National Assembly for providing the necessary legislative support for the Agency to achieve its vision and set goals.

    He assured that the NDLEA would continue to make Nigerians and Nigeria proud in the discharge of its responsibilities with their continued support.


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  •  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested 10 suspects in connection with the seizure of 4 870 2kgs cannabis in some parts of Edo This is contained in a statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said operatives stormed Ohusu forest boundary Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo on Wednesday This he said was where they recovered a total of 3 159 7kgs and arrested three suspects Effiong Udo Daniel Asuquo Ebong and Asuquo Effiong Similarly on Saturday operatives intercepted a Toyota Sienna space bus conveying 49 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 638 5kgs along Uwenusi road in Uhunmonde LGA Some 36kgs of the same substance stored in the bush along road were equally recovered In another operation three suspects John Paul Liberty Rolland and Aboki Stephen were arrested at Okpe in Akoko Edo with 55kgs of cannabis No less than 127kgs of cannabis sativa were seized and a suspect Pius John was arrested while 854kgs of the same substance were recovered when operatives raided Okpe forest where some cannabis farms were destroyed Three suspects David Obada Blessing Okechukwu and Odoh Sunday were caught with the 854kgs cannabis Sativa he said In another development Babafemi said that NDLEA operatives stormed the Aponmu forest in Idanre LGA in Ondo state During the raid 52 bags of cannabis sativa that weighed 676kgs and the truck being used to load the consignment were recovered on Oct 16 He said that the trio of Christopher Amuzoga Chikogu Samuel and Ijeoma Okenna were arrested with 690kgs of cannabis at Ipele forest on Oct 18 In Kano operatives arrested Isah Mohammed and Sandra Okafor at Dakata area on Friday after they were caught with 538 blocks of cannabis sativa This was weighing 391 2kgs 259 000 tablets of tramadol 100 bottles of Codeine based syrup and 150 000 tablets of pregabalin This followed the arrest of Abel John and Helen James with 328 7kgs at Gonin gora area of Kaduna while 5 000 tablets of tramadol and 25 000 tablets of Exol 5 were recovered along Abuja Kaduna express road he said In the same vein a suspect Yahaya Musa was arrested on Oct 16 at Tashar Yari Kaduna with over 30 000 tablets of tramadol diazepam and exol 5 In Bauchi a suspect Ogbonna Ikechukwu was arrested at Gadar Maiwa Ningi LGA with 67 960 tablets of various types of psychotropic substances he said Babafemi said the operatives raided the Marina Market Eket where quantities of illicit substances were seized These he said included N1 193 cash and N849 000 fake currencies were recovered from fleeing suspects NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA conducts massive operation, arrests 10 suspects, seizes drugs in 5 states
     The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested 10 suspects in connection with the seizure of 4 870 2kgs cannabis in some parts of Edo This is contained in a statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said operatives stormed Ohusu forest boundary Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo on Wednesday This he said was where they recovered a total of 3 159 7kgs and arrested three suspects Effiong Udo Daniel Asuquo Ebong and Asuquo Effiong Similarly on Saturday operatives intercepted a Toyota Sienna space bus conveying 49 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 638 5kgs along Uwenusi road in Uhunmonde LGA Some 36kgs of the same substance stored in the bush along road were equally recovered In another operation three suspects John Paul Liberty Rolland and Aboki Stephen were arrested at Okpe in Akoko Edo with 55kgs of cannabis No less than 127kgs of cannabis sativa were seized and a suspect Pius John was arrested while 854kgs of the same substance were recovered when operatives raided Okpe forest where some cannabis farms were destroyed Three suspects David Obada Blessing Okechukwu and Odoh Sunday were caught with the 854kgs cannabis Sativa he said In another development Babafemi said that NDLEA operatives stormed the Aponmu forest in Idanre LGA in Ondo state During the raid 52 bags of cannabis sativa that weighed 676kgs and the truck being used to load the consignment were recovered on Oct 16 He said that the trio of Christopher Amuzoga Chikogu Samuel and Ijeoma Okenna were arrested with 690kgs of cannabis at Ipele forest on Oct 18 In Kano operatives arrested Isah Mohammed and Sandra Okafor at Dakata area on Friday after they were caught with 538 blocks of cannabis sativa This was weighing 391 2kgs 259 000 tablets of tramadol 100 bottles of Codeine based syrup and 150 000 tablets of pregabalin This followed the arrest of Abel John and Helen James with 328 7kgs at Gonin gora area of Kaduna while 5 000 tablets of tramadol and 25 000 tablets of Exol 5 were recovered along Abuja Kaduna express road he said In the same vein a suspect Yahaya Musa was arrested on Oct 16 at Tashar Yari Kaduna with over 30 000 tablets of tramadol diazepam and exol 5 In Bauchi a suspect Ogbonna Ikechukwu was arrested at Gadar Maiwa Ningi LGA with 67 960 tablets of various types of psychotropic substances he said Babafemi said the operatives raided the Marina Market Eket where quantities of illicit substances were seized These he said included N1 193 cash and N849 000 fake currencies were recovered from fleeing suspects NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA conducts massive operation, arrests 10 suspects, seizes drugs in 5 states
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    NDLEA conducts massive operation, arrests 10 suspects, seizes drugs in 5 states

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 10 suspects in connection with the seizure of 4,870.2kgs cannabis in some parts of Edo. This is contained in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja.

    Babafemi said operatives stormed Ohusu forest boundary, Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo on Wednesday.

    This, he said, was where they recovered a total of 3,159.7kgs and arrested three suspects: Effiong Udo, Daniel Asuquo Ebong and Asuquo Effiong.

    Similarly, on Saturday, operatives intercepted a Toyota Sienna space bus conveying 49 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 638.5kgs along Uwenusi road in Uhunmonde LGA.

    “Some 36kgs of the same substance, stored in the bush along road, were equally recovered.

    “In another operation, three suspects: John Paul, Liberty Rolland and Aboki Stephen were arrested at Okpe in Akoko Edo with 55kgs of cannabis.

    “No less than 127kgs of cannabis sativa were seized and a suspect, Pius John, was arrested while 854kgs of the same substance were recovered when operatives raided Okpe forest where some cannabis farms were destroyed.

    “Three suspects: David Obada, Blessing Okechukwu and Odoh Sunday were caught with the 854kgs cannabis Sativa,” he said.

    In another development, Babafemi said that NDLEA operatives stormed the Aponmu forest in Idanre LGA in Ondo state.

    During the raid, 52 bags of cannabis sativa that weighed 676kgs and the truck being used to load the consignment were recovered on Oct. 16. He said that the trio of Christopher Amuzoga, Chikogu Samuel and Ijeoma Okenna were arrested with 690kgs of cannabis at Ipele forest on Oct.18. “In Kano, operatives arrested Isah Mohammed and Sandra Okafor at Dakata area on Friday after they were caught with 538 blocks of cannabis sativa.

    “This was weighing 391.2kgs; 259,000 tablets of tramadol; 100 bottles of Codeine-based syrup, and 150,000 tablets of pregabalin.

    “This followed the arrest of Abel John and Helen James with 328.7kgs at Gonin gora area of Kaduna, while 5,000 tablets of tramadol and 25,000 tablets of Exol-5 were recovered along Abuja-Kaduna express road, ” he said.

    In the same vein, a suspect, Yahaya Musa, was arrested on Oct. 16 at Tashar Yari, Kaduna, with over 30,000 tablets of tramadol, diazepam and exol-5. “In Bauchi, a suspect, Ogbonna Ikechukwu, was arrested at Gadar Maiwa, Ningi LGA, with 67, 960 tablets of various types of psychotropic substances, ” he said.

    Babafemi said the operatives raided the Marina Market, Eket, where quantities of illicit substances were seized.

    These, he said, included N1,193 cash and N849,000 fake currencies were recovered from fleeing suspects.


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  •  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested a pregnant woman a nursing mother and a 200 level university student for drug abuse and peddling The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said the suspects were among 28 persons arrested with 9 437 6 kilograms of cannabis and 138 053 tablets of pharmaceutical opioids among others by operatives of NDLEA He said the suspects were arrested during interdiction operations across 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja He named the states as Yobe Ondo Edo Rivers Akwa Ibom Imo Jigawa Kogi Adamawa Kaduna Kwara Lagos and the FCT Abuja In the FCT operatives on Saturday Oct 15 stormed a village known as Chukuku which is about 10 kilometers from Gwagwalada where they raided a large cannabis warehouse A total of 510 jumbo bags of the illicit substance weighing 5 640kgs were recovered from the store and a nursing mother in charge Sa adatu Abdullahi 35 was arrested In Yobe while operatives intercepted 48kgs of cannabis in Buni Yadi they also raided a location in Potiskum where they recovered 56 blocks 31kgs Two suspects were arrested in connection to the seized drugs namely Mohammed Mamuda and a married pregnant woman Hauwa Haruna he said Babafemi said at least 99 bags of cannabis and three bags of its seeds weighing 1 286kgs were seized on Oct 13 when operatives raided a location in Ogbese area of Ondo State He said another raid at Umukpe forest in Uhunmonde council area of Edo led to the seizure of 410kgs of the same substance in addition to a motorcycle two dane guns and the arrest of two suspects He said the two suspects were Numga Anim 30 and Friday Ebije 50 adding that not less than 50 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 623kgs were also recovered at Ekpom village in Igueben LGA with the arrest of the owner Lucky Henry 30 According to him another suspect Ndidi Esegine 52 was nabbed at Ugbodo forest Ovia North East LGA with 266 8kgs cannabis sativa on Oct 11 Two days later operatives stormed Uzebba forest in Owan West LGA to destroy four cannabis farms where two suspects Ezekiel Raphael and Gideon Bassey were arrested with a total of 223 5kgs processed recovered A stop and search operation along the road in Ahoada area of Rivers has led to the recovery of 251 4kgs of cannabis sativa in a gold colour Toyota Sienna bus with Reg No Abuja YAB 70 BR and a suspect Segun Ajayi arrested 161 4kgs were equally recovered from an ash colour Toyota Camry saloon car with Reg No Abuja RBC 590 BQ he said Some the suspects arrested in connection to the seized drugs Babafemi said an attempt by a trans border trafficker Edet Osu James 44 to export 2 4kgs cocaine was foiled by officers of the Marine unit of the agency in Akwa Ibom He said the drugs which were concealed in two large tins of powdered milk and to be exported to Cameroon was intercepted on Oct 13 during an outward clearance of vessels going to Cameroon from Oron In Imo no fewer than 10 690 pills of tramadol were intercepted during stop and search operations along Owerri Onitsha road Three suspects Saadu Usman Godwin Emeka and Emeka Obijihe were arrested in follow up efforts on Oct 13 Interestingly Emeka Obijihe was already standing trial for a similar offence for which he was arrested on May 9 and was on court bail when he was arrested again last Thursday for trafficking 6 5kgs of tramadol In Jigawa operatives recovered 67 300 pills of exol 5 and tramadol at junction while in Kogi a total of 46 100 pills of the same opioids were seized along Okene Abuja highway both on Oct 13 Babafemi said six suspects were arrested at a notorious drug location in Ngurore town Adamawa with a total of 495kgs cannabis seized in addition to different quantities of opioids According to him suspects arrested included Chidi Titus Vincent Donatus Badishi Bitrus Abubakar Inuwa Abdul A Abdul and Inuwa Ado Isa At least 5 480 pills of tramadol were seized from two suspects Dalhatu Salisu and Hamisu Ishaq who were arrested on Oct 12 by operatives along Abuja Kaduna express road A total of 3 800 bottles of new psychoactive substance Akuskura and 7 760 tablets of tramadol were recovered from five suspects along Ilorin Jebba highway Four of the suspects Idris Nadir 38 Suleiman Mubammed 68 Babangida Zaki 30 and Yahaya Lawal claimed they were coming from Ibadan Oyo State and taking the Akuskura to Katsina Kano and Birnin Kebbi The fifth suspect Nafiu Idris who was arrested with the tramadol pills said he was taking them to Kankara in Katsina State he said Meanwhile a 200 level student of Mass Communication at National Open University of Nigeria NOUN Ms Mercy Nyong 30 was on Wednesday Oct 12 arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA Ikeja Lagos Babafemi said the suspect was arrested for attempting to export 300 grams of tramadol 225mg concealed in incense products going to Dubai United Arab Emirates UAE NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA nabs pregnant woman, 27 others
     The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested a pregnant woman a nursing mother and a 200 level university student for drug abuse and peddling The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said the suspects were among 28 persons arrested with 9 437 6 kilograms of cannabis and 138 053 tablets of pharmaceutical opioids among others by operatives of NDLEA He said the suspects were arrested during interdiction operations across 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja He named the states as Yobe Ondo Edo Rivers Akwa Ibom Imo Jigawa Kogi Adamawa Kaduna Kwara Lagos and the FCT Abuja In the FCT operatives on Saturday Oct 15 stormed a village known as Chukuku which is about 10 kilometers from Gwagwalada where they raided a large cannabis warehouse A total of 510 jumbo bags of the illicit substance weighing 5 640kgs were recovered from the store and a nursing mother in charge Sa adatu Abdullahi 35 was arrested In Yobe while operatives intercepted 48kgs of cannabis in Buni Yadi they also raided a location in Potiskum where they recovered 56 blocks 31kgs Two suspects were arrested in connection to the seized drugs namely Mohammed Mamuda and a married pregnant woman Hauwa Haruna he said Babafemi said at least 99 bags of cannabis and three bags of its seeds weighing 1 286kgs were seized on Oct 13 when operatives raided a location in Ogbese area of Ondo State He said another raid at Umukpe forest in Uhunmonde council area of Edo led to the seizure of 410kgs of the same substance in addition to a motorcycle two dane guns and the arrest of two suspects He said the two suspects were Numga Anim 30 and Friday Ebije 50 adding that not less than 50 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 623kgs were also recovered at Ekpom village in Igueben LGA with the arrest of the owner Lucky Henry 30 According to him another suspect Ndidi Esegine 52 was nabbed at Ugbodo forest Ovia North East LGA with 266 8kgs cannabis sativa on Oct 11 Two days later operatives stormed Uzebba forest in Owan West LGA to destroy four cannabis farms where two suspects Ezekiel Raphael and Gideon Bassey were arrested with a total of 223 5kgs processed recovered A stop and search operation along the road in Ahoada area of Rivers has led to the recovery of 251 4kgs of cannabis sativa in a gold colour Toyota Sienna bus with Reg No Abuja YAB 70 BR and a suspect Segun Ajayi arrested 161 4kgs were equally recovered from an ash colour Toyota Camry saloon car with Reg No Abuja RBC 590 BQ he said Some the suspects arrested in connection to the seized drugs Babafemi said an attempt by a trans border trafficker Edet Osu James 44 to export 2 4kgs cocaine was foiled by officers of the Marine unit of the agency in Akwa Ibom He said the drugs which were concealed in two large tins of powdered milk and to be exported to Cameroon was intercepted on Oct 13 during an outward clearance of vessels going to Cameroon from Oron In Imo no fewer than 10 690 pills of tramadol were intercepted during stop and search operations along Owerri Onitsha road Three suspects Saadu Usman Godwin Emeka and Emeka Obijihe were arrested in follow up efforts on Oct 13 Interestingly Emeka Obijihe was already standing trial for a similar offence for which he was arrested on May 9 and was on court bail when he was arrested again last Thursday for trafficking 6 5kgs of tramadol In Jigawa operatives recovered 67 300 pills of exol 5 and tramadol at junction while in Kogi a total of 46 100 pills of the same opioids were seized along Okene Abuja highway both on Oct 13 Babafemi said six suspects were arrested at a notorious drug location in Ngurore town Adamawa with a total of 495kgs cannabis seized in addition to different quantities of opioids According to him suspects arrested included Chidi Titus Vincent Donatus Badishi Bitrus Abubakar Inuwa Abdul A Abdul and Inuwa Ado Isa At least 5 480 pills of tramadol were seized from two suspects Dalhatu Salisu and Hamisu Ishaq who were arrested on Oct 12 by operatives along Abuja Kaduna express road A total of 3 800 bottles of new psychoactive substance Akuskura and 7 760 tablets of tramadol were recovered from five suspects along Ilorin Jebba highway Four of the suspects Idris Nadir 38 Suleiman Mubammed 68 Babangida Zaki 30 and Yahaya Lawal claimed they were coming from Ibadan Oyo State and taking the Akuskura to Katsina Kano and Birnin Kebbi The fifth suspect Nafiu Idris who was arrested with the tramadol pills said he was taking them to Kankara in Katsina State he said Meanwhile a 200 level student of Mass Communication at National Open University of Nigeria NOUN Ms Mercy Nyong 30 was on Wednesday Oct 12 arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA Ikeja Lagos Babafemi said the suspect was arrested for attempting to export 300 grams of tramadol 225mg concealed in incense products going to Dubai United Arab Emirates UAE NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA nabs pregnant woman, 27 others
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    NDLEA nabs pregnant woman, 27 others

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a pregnant woman, a nursing mother and a 200-level university student for drug abuse and peddling.

    The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

    Babafemi said the suspects were among 28 persons arrested with 9,437.6 kilograms of cannabis and 138,053 tablets of pharmaceutical opioids among others by operatives of NDLEA.

    He said the suspects were arrested during interdiction operations across 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

    He named the states as Yobe, Ondo, Edo, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Jigawa, Kogi, Adamawa, Kaduna, Kwara, Lagos and the FCT, Abuja.

    “In the FCT, operatives on Saturday Oct. 15 stormed a village known as Chukuku, which is about 10 kilometers from Gwagwalada where they raided a large cannabis warehouse.

    “A total of 510 jumbo bags of the illicit substance weighing 5, 640kgs were recovered from the store and a nursing mother in charge, Sa’adatu Abdullahi, 35, was arrested.

    “In Yobe, while operatives intercepted 48kgs of cannabis in Buni Yadi, they also raided a location in Potiskum where they recovered 56 blocks (31kgs).

    “Two suspects were arrested in connection to the seized drugs namely: Mohammed Mamuda and a married pregnant woman, Hauwa Haruna,” he said.

    Babafemi said at least 99 bags of cannabis and three bags of its seeds weighing 1,286kgs, were seized on Oct. 13. when operatives raided a location in Ogbese area of Ondo State.

    He said another raid at Umukpe forest in Uhunmonde council area of Edo led to the seizure of 410kgs of the same substance in addition to a motorcycle, two dane guns and the arrest of two suspects.

    He said the two suspects were Numga Anim, 30, and Friday Ebije, 50, adding that not less than 50 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 623kgs were also recovered at Ekpom village in Igueben LGA with the arrest of the owner, Lucky Henry, 30. According to him, another suspect, Ndidi Esegine, 52, was nabbed at Ugbodo forest, Ovia North East LGA with 266.8kgs cannabis sativa on Oct. 11. “Two days later, operatives stormed Uzebba forest in Owan West LGA to destroy four cannabis farms where two suspects: Ezekiel Raphael and Gideon Bassey were arrested with a total of 223.5kgs processed recovered.

    “A stop and search operation along the road, in Ahoada area of Rivers, has led to the recovery of 251.4kgs of cannabis sativa in a gold colour Toyota Sienna bus with Reg No – Abuja YAB 70 BR, and a suspect, Segun Ajayi, arrested.

    “161.4kgs were equally recovered, from an ash colour Toyota Camry saloon car with Reg No- Abuja RBC 590 BQ,” he said.

    Some the suspects arrested in connection to the seized drugs Babafemi said an attempt by a trans-border trafficker, Edet Osu James, 44, to export 2.4kgs cocaine was foiled by officers of the Marine unit of the agency in Akwa Ibom. He said the drugs, which were concealed in two large tins of powdered milk and to be exported to Cameroon was intercepted on Oct. 13, during an outward clearance of vessels going to Cameroon from Oron. “In Imo, no fewer than 10,690 pills of tramadol were intercepted during stop and search operations along Owerri-Onitsha road.

    “Three suspects: Saadu Usman; Godwin Emeka and Emeka Obijihe were arrested in follow-up efforts on Oct. 13. “Interestingly, Emeka Obijihe was already standing trial for a similar offence for which he was arrested on May 9, and was on court bail when he was arrested again last Thursday for trafficking 6.5kgs of tramadol.

    “In Jigawa, operatives recovered 67,300 pills of exol-5 and tramadol at junction, while in Kogi, a total of 46,100 pills of the same opioids were seized along Okene-Abuja highway both on Oct. 13. Babafemi said six suspects were arrested at a notorious drug location in Ngurore town, Adamawa, with a total of 495kgs cannabis seized in addition to different quantities of opioids.

    According to him, suspects arrested included: Chidi Titus, Vincent Donatus, Badishi Bitrus, Abubakar Inuwa, Abdul A.

    Abdul and Inuwa Ado Isa. “At least, 5,480 pills of tramadol were seized from two suspects: Dalhatu Salisu and Hamisu Ishaq, who were arrested on Oct. 12 by operatives along Abuja-Kaduna express road.

    “A total of 3,800 bottles of new psychoactive substance, Akuskura and 7,760 tablets of tramadol were recovered from five suspects along Ilorin-Jebba highway.

    “Four of the suspects: Idris Nadir, 38, Suleiman Mubammed, 68, Babangida Zaki, 30 and Yahaya Lawal, claimed they were coming from Ibadan, Oyo State and taking the Akuskura to Katsina, Kano and Birnin Kebbi.

    “The fifth suspect, Nafiu Idris, who was arrested with the tramadol pills said he was taking them to Kankara in Katsina State,” he said.

    Meanwhile, a 200-level student of Mass Communication at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Ms. Mercy Nyong, 30, was on Wednesday Oct. 12 arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos.

    Babafemi said the suspect was arrested for attempting to export 300 grams of tramadol 225mg concealed in incense products going to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).


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  •  The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA have arrested a female drug dealer with seventy eight bags of cannabis sativa in Kaduna The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said that the suspect Peace Ayuba was arrested on Friday Oct 7 at Kakau Gonin Gora Kaduna State with the drugs weighing 849 5kgs He said that operatives of the NDLEA also arrested Onyeka Owo 28 with 443 bottles of codeine based syrup in Sokoto state In another development 10 months after his arrest by NDLEA a notorious drug dealer in Alaba Rago area of Ojo Lagos Alhaji Surajo Mohammed had been convicted Babafemi said the suspect was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Lagos state presided over by Justice Yellin Dogoro Surajo was arrested with 941 15kgs cannabis on Monday Dec 20 2021 and arraigned in court in charge number 3702021 In his judgment delivered on Thursday Oct 6 2022 the Judge however gave the convict an option of seven million naira fine he said Babafemi quoted the Chairman NDLEA retired Brig Gen Buba Marwa as urging officers and men of the agency across the country to remain steadfast Marwa also urged them to remain resolute and unrelenting until the last gram of illicit drugs was taken away from the streets of Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA arrests female drug dealer with 78 bags of cannabis  
     The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA have arrested a female drug dealer with seventy eight bags of cannabis sativa in Kaduna The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said that the suspect Peace Ayuba was arrested on Friday Oct 7 at Kakau Gonin Gora Kaduna State with the drugs weighing 849 5kgs He said that operatives of the NDLEA also arrested Onyeka Owo 28 with 443 bottles of codeine based syrup in Sokoto state In another development 10 months after his arrest by NDLEA a notorious drug dealer in Alaba Rago area of Ojo Lagos Alhaji Surajo Mohammed had been convicted Babafemi said the suspect was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Lagos state presided over by Justice Yellin Dogoro Surajo was arrested with 941 15kgs cannabis on Monday Dec 20 2021 and arraigned in court in charge number 3702021 In his judgment delivered on Thursday Oct 6 2022 the Judge however gave the convict an option of seven million naira fine he said Babafemi quoted the Chairman NDLEA retired Brig Gen Buba Marwa as urging officers and men of the agency across the country to remain steadfast Marwa also urged them to remain resolute and unrelenting until the last gram of illicit drugs was taken away from the streets of Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA arrests female drug dealer with 78 bags of cannabis  
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    NDLEA arrests female drug dealer with 78 bags of cannabis  

    The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a female drug dealer with seventy-eight bags of cannabis sativa in Kaduna.

    The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

    Babafemi said that the suspect, Peace Ayuba was arrested on Friday, Oct., 7 at Kakau Gonin Gora, Kaduna State with the drugs weighing 849.5kgs.

    He said that operatives of the NDLEA also arrested Onyeka Owo, 28, with 443 bottles of codeine based syrup in Sokoto state.

    In another development, 10 months after his arrest by NDLEA, a notorious drug dealer in Alaba Rago area of Ojo, Lagos, Alhaji Surajo Mohammed had been convicted.

    Babafemi said the suspect was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Lagos state presided over by Justice Yellin Dogoro.

    “Surajo was arrested with 941.15kgs cannabis on Monday Dec. 20, 2021 and arraigned in court in charge number 3702021.“In his judgment delivered on Thursday Oct., 6 2022, the Judge,  however, gave the convict an option of seven million naira fine, “he said.

    Babafemi quoted the Chairman, NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa as urging officers and men of the agency across the country to remain steadfast.

    Marwa also urged them to remain resolute and unrelenting until the last gram of illicit drugs was taken away from the streets of Nigeria.


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  •  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has foiled attempt by a drug cartel to smuggle over two million four hundred and sixty five thousand tablets of pharmaceutical opioid into the country The NDLEA spokesperson Mr Femi Babafemi said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that the drug weighing 2 3356kg has an estimated street value of N1 04 billion He said that the drugs were intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA Lagos on Oct 7 He said the seizure came barely a week after about 13 5 million pills of the same opioid worth over N8 8 billion were recovered by NDLEA operatives According to him the consignment of 52 cartons came into Nigeria from Karachi Pakistan This is with six different airway bills via Ethiopian Airline flight comprising seven cartons of 250mg of a brand called tamral and 45 cartons of 225mg branded as tramaking Soon after its arrival at the Lagos airport the NDLEA called for a joint examination of the consignment with other stakeholders and its information was confirmed by all Then the 52 cartons of the seized substance which are above the recommended threshold for medical use and banned in the country were moved to the agency s facility he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA intercepts over 2.4m tramadol pills worth N1bn
     The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has foiled attempt by a drug cartel to smuggle over two million four hundred and sixty five thousand tablets of pharmaceutical opioid into the country The NDLEA spokesperson Mr Femi Babafemi said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that the drug weighing 2 3356kg has an estimated street value of N1 04 billion He said that the drugs were intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA Lagos on Oct 7 He said the seizure came barely a week after about 13 5 million pills of the same opioid worth over N8 8 billion were recovered by NDLEA operatives According to him the consignment of 52 cartons came into Nigeria from Karachi Pakistan This is with six different airway bills via Ethiopian Airline flight comprising seven cartons of 250mg of a brand called tamral and 45 cartons of 225mg branded as tramaking Soon after its arrival at the Lagos airport the NDLEA called for a joint examination of the consignment with other stakeholders and its information was confirmed by all Then the 52 cartons of the seized substance which are above the recommended threshold for medical use and banned in the country were moved to the agency s facility he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA intercepts over 2.4m tramadol pills worth N1bn
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    NDLEA intercepts over 2.4m tramadol pills worth N1bn

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has foiled attempt by a drug cartel to smuggle over two million, four hundred and sixty-five thousand tablets of pharmaceutical opioid into the country.

    The NDLEA spokesperson, Mr Femi Babafemi said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that the drug weighing 2,3356kg has an estimated street value of N1.04 billion.

    He said that the drugs were intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Oct. 7. He said the seizure came barely a week after about 13.5 million pills of the same opioid worth over N8.8 billion were recovered by NDLEA operatives.

    According to him, the consignment of 52 cartons came into Nigeria from Karachi, Pakistan.

    “This is with six different airway bills via Ethiopian Airline flight, comprising seven cartons of 250mg of a brand called tamral and 45 cartons of 225mg, branded as tramaking.

    “Soon after its arrival at the Lagos airport, the NDLEA called for a joint examination of the consignment with other stakeholders and its information was confirmed by all.

    “Then, the 52 cartons of the seized substance which are above the recommended threshold for medical use and banned in the country, were moved to the agency’s facility,” he said.


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  •  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has uncovered fifteen parcels of cannabis and 600 grams of tramadol concealed in a sack of crayfish for export to Dubai United Arab Emirates This is contained in a statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said the attempt which was equally thwarted by operatives who seized the consignment subsequently arrested a freight agent Osahor Ekwueme who presented it for export In the same vein Babafemi said that the agency had also arrested a drug trafficker Ifeanyi Egbuwaohia at Igando area of Lagos State He said the arrest came weeks after the NDLEA operatives intercepted 5 20kgs of cannabis concealed in kegs of palm oil enroute Dubai at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc NAHCO Babafemi said that Egbuwaohia who was arrested at the NAHCO export shed of the MMIA Lagos was the brain behind the seized consignments Though Ifeanyi works as a technician at Computer Village Ikeja but beneath his known business he also works with a drug network in Dubai where he sends illicit drugs for distribution Few hours after his arrest another consignment of 2 60kgs of the same substance sent by him for export to Dubai was also intercepted by operatives at the airport Another consignment of 1 30kgs of cannabis concealed in reconstructed engine blocks going to Dubai have also been seized It was intercepted at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc SAHCO export shed while two persons Olatunji Temiola and Osemojoye Sunday have been arrested in connection to the bid he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA uncovers 15 parcels cannabis, tramadol in sack of crayfish
     The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has uncovered fifteen parcels of cannabis and 600 grams of tramadol concealed in a sack of crayfish for export to Dubai United Arab Emirates This is contained in a statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja Babafemi said the attempt which was equally thwarted by operatives who seized the consignment subsequently arrested a freight agent Osahor Ekwueme who presented it for export In the same vein Babafemi said that the agency had also arrested a drug trafficker Ifeanyi Egbuwaohia at Igando area of Lagos State He said the arrest came weeks after the NDLEA operatives intercepted 5 20kgs of cannabis concealed in kegs of palm oil enroute Dubai at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc NAHCO Babafemi said that Egbuwaohia who was arrested at the NAHCO export shed of the MMIA Lagos was the brain behind the seized consignments Though Ifeanyi works as a technician at Computer Village Ikeja but beneath his known business he also works with a drug network in Dubai where he sends illicit drugs for distribution Few hours after his arrest another consignment of 2 60kgs of the same substance sent by him for export to Dubai was also intercepted by operatives at the airport Another consignment of 1 30kgs of cannabis concealed in reconstructed engine blocks going to Dubai have also been seized It was intercepted at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc SAHCO export shed while two persons Olatunji Temiola and Osemojoye Sunday have been arrested in connection to the bid he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA uncovers 15 parcels cannabis, tramadol in sack of crayfish
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    NDLEA uncovers 15 parcels cannabis, tramadol in sack of crayfish

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered  fifteen parcels of cannabis and 600 grams of tramadol concealed in a sack of crayfish for export to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    This is contained in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja.

    Babafemi said the attempt which was equally thwarted by operatives who seized the consignment, subsequently arrested a freight agent, Osahor Ekwueme, who presented it for export.

    In the same vein, Babafemi said that the agency had also arrested a drug trafficker, Ifeanyi Egbuwaohia at Igando area of Lagos State.

    He said the arrest came weeks after the NDLEA operatives intercepted 5.20kgs of cannabis concealed in kegs of palm oil enroute Dubai at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO).

    Babafemi said that Egbuwaohia who was arrested at the NAHCO export shed of the MMIA, Lagos, was the brain behind the seized consignments.

    “Though Ifeanyi works as a technician at Computer Village, Ikeja but beneath his known business,  he also works with a drug network in Dubai, where he sends illicit drugs for distribution.

    “Few hours after his arrest, another consignment of 2.60kgs of the same substance sent by him for export to Dubai was also intercepted by operatives at the airport.

    “Another consignment of 1.30kgs of cannabis concealed in reconstructed engine blocks going to Dubai have also been seized.

    “It was intercepted at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) export shed while two persons: Olatunji Temiola and Osemojoye Sunday have been arrested in connection to the bid, ” he said.


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  •  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has recovered no less than 13 451 466 pills of tramadol 225mh worth N8 860 000 000 in street value in Lagos The Director Media and Advocacy Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja Babafemi said that operatives of the agency had also arrested the suspected drug baron Chukwukadibia Ugichukwu in connection to the recovered drugs He said that the operatives raided one of the mansions of the suspect in the highbrow residential estate Victoria Garden City Lekki area of Lagos He said that the arrest of Ugochukwu who was the Chairman of Autonation Motors Ltd was coming barely two months after NDLEA uncovered a methamphetamine clandestine laboratory in the residence of another suspected drug kingpin in the estate The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Chris Nzewi was arrested on Saturday July 30 along with a chemist Sunday Ukah who was said to have cooked the illicit drug for him At least 258 74 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and various precursor chemicals used for the production of the toxic drug were reportedly recovered from Nzewi s home during his arrest Babafemi said that following credible intelligence NDLEA operatives on Friday Sept 30 stormed the Plot A45 Road 2 home of the 52 year old billionaire drug kingpin A search of the expansive mansion led to the discovery of 443 cartons of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg This was in a carton which contained 13 451 466 pills of the drug while some cartons were already burnt in a fire incident in the house same day he said Babafemi said that before his arrest Ugochukwu who hails from Ihiala local government area of Anambra had been on the agency s watch list The suspect he said was as one of those behind the tramadol drug cartel in Nigeria Preliminary investigation shows that he has about six mansions within the VGC One of which he uses to warehouse the tramadol consignment while he lives in the one at Plot Z 130 Road 67 and another as his office Five exotic vehicles had also been located in two of his mansions out of which two SUVs including a bullet jeep had been successfully removed to the agency s facility he said Reacting to the latest drug haul the Chairman NDLEA retired Brig Gen Buba Marwa commended the officers and men involved in the operation for their diligence Marwa also appreciated Nigerians for supporting the agency in its arduous task of ridding the country of the menace of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking According to him I ll like to reassure Nigerians and other stakeholders wherever they are located across the country This assurance is coming beyond our preparedness to work with them on this onerous task of saving our people from the drug scourge This partnership is a further warning to the drug barons and cartels that there is no hiding place for them anymore This is because we remain on their trail and we ll always get them he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA recovers N8.8bn worth of tramadol, nabs suspect in Lagos
     The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has recovered no less than 13 451 466 pills of tramadol 225mh worth N8 860 000 000 in street value in Lagos The Director Media and Advocacy Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja Babafemi said that operatives of the agency had also arrested the suspected drug baron Chukwukadibia Ugichukwu in connection to the recovered drugs He said that the operatives raided one of the mansions of the suspect in the highbrow residential estate Victoria Garden City Lekki area of Lagos He said that the arrest of Ugochukwu who was the Chairman of Autonation Motors Ltd was coming barely two months after NDLEA uncovered a methamphetamine clandestine laboratory in the residence of another suspected drug kingpin in the estate The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Chris Nzewi was arrested on Saturday July 30 along with a chemist Sunday Ukah who was said to have cooked the illicit drug for him At least 258 74 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and various precursor chemicals used for the production of the toxic drug were reportedly recovered from Nzewi s home during his arrest Babafemi said that following credible intelligence NDLEA operatives on Friday Sept 30 stormed the Plot A45 Road 2 home of the 52 year old billionaire drug kingpin A search of the expansive mansion led to the discovery of 443 cartons of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg This was in a carton which contained 13 451 466 pills of the drug while some cartons were already burnt in a fire incident in the house same day he said Babafemi said that before his arrest Ugochukwu who hails from Ihiala local government area of Anambra had been on the agency s watch list The suspect he said was as one of those behind the tramadol drug cartel in Nigeria Preliminary investigation shows that he has about six mansions within the VGC One of which he uses to warehouse the tramadol consignment while he lives in the one at Plot Z 130 Road 67 and another as his office Five exotic vehicles had also been located in two of his mansions out of which two SUVs including a bullet jeep had been successfully removed to the agency s facility he said Reacting to the latest drug haul the Chairman NDLEA retired Brig Gen Buba Marwa commended the officers and men involved in the operation for their diligence Marwa also appreciated Nigerians for supporting the agency in its arduous task of ridding the country of the menace of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking According to him I ll like to reassure Nigerians and other stakeholders wherever they are located across the country This assurance is coming beyond our preparedness to work with them on this onerous task of saving our people from the drug scourge This partnership is a further warning to the drug barons and cartels that there is no hiding place for them anymore This is because we remain on their trail and we ll always get them he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA recovers N8.8bn worth of tramadol, nabs suspect in Lagos
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    NDLEA recovers N8.8bn worth of tramadol, nabs suspect in Lagos

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recovered no less than 13, 451,466 pills of tramadol 225mh worth N8,860,000,000 in street value in Lagos .

    The Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

    Babafemi said that operatives of the agency had also arrested the suspected drug baron, Chukwukadibia Ugichukwu, in connection to the recovered drugs.

    He said that the operatives raided one of the mansions of the suspect in the highbrow residential estate, Victoria Garden City, Lekki area of Lagos.

    He said that the arrest of Ugochukwu, who was the Chairman of Autonation Motors Ltd was coming barely two months after NDLEA uncovered a methamphetamine clandestine laboratory in the residence of another suspected drug kingpin in the estate.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Chris Nzewi, was arrested on Saturday, July 30, along with a chemist, Sunday Ukah, who was said to have cooked the illicit drug for him.

    At least, 258.74 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and various precursor chemicals used for the production of the toxic drug were reportedly recovered from Nzewi’s home during his arrest.

    Babafemi said that following credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives on Friday, Sept., 30 stormed the Plot A45 Road 2 home of the 52-year-old billionaire drug kingpin.

    “A search of the expansive mansion led to the discovery of 443 cartons of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg.

    “This was in a carton which contained 13,451,466 pills of the drug, while some cartons were already burnt in a fire incident in the house same day, ” he said.

    Babafemi said that before his arrest, Ugochukwu, who hails from Ihiala local government area of Anambra had been on the agency’s watch list.

    The suspect, he said, was as one of those behind the tramadol drug cartel in Nigeria.

    “Preliminary investigation shows that he has about six mansions within the VGC.

    “One of which he uses to warehouse the tramadol consignment, while he lives in the one at Plot Z-130 Road 67 and another as his office.

    “Five exotic vehicles had also been located in two of his mansions, out of which two SUVs including a bullet jeep had been successfully removed to the agency’s facility, ” he said.

    Reacting to the latest drug haul, the Chairman, NDLEA, retired, Brig.- Gen. Buba Marwa, commended the officers and men involved in the operation for their diligence.

    Marwa also appreciated Nigerians for supporting the agency in its arduous task of ridding the country of the menace of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.

    According to him, “I’ll like to reassure Nigerians and other stakeholders wherever they are located across the country.

    “This assurance is coming beyond our preparedness to work with them on this onerous task of saving our people from the drug scourge.

    “This partnership is a further warning to the drug barons and cartels that there is no hiding place for them anymore.

    “This is because, we remain on their trail and we’ll always get them, “he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The NDLEA has arrested an ex footballer Emmanuel Okafor at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja for cocaine trafficking Its Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi stated on Sunday in Abuja that Okafor was arrested on arrival from Sao Paulo Brazil via Addis Ababa He flew in on an Ethiopian Airlines flight Babafemi stated that the suspect had 1 4kg of cocaine concealed in the handles of his bags and in the top edges of the bags He added that the 33 year old indigene of Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia was arrested on Sept 26 after anti narcotic officers unravelled where he concealed the illicit substance During preliminary interview Okafor said he was a footballer at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu FC where he played for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014 He said that he moved to Brazil from Sri Lanka after playing for two seasons but could not advance his football career in Brazil as he did not have official documents Babafemi stated He added that another Brazil returnee Chinedu Ibeh was also arrested on Sept 26 upon arrival at the Lagos airport from Sao Paulo Brazil also via Ethiopian Airlines He stated also that Ibeh hails from Ahiazu in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo and was found to have concealed 3 2kg of Black Cocaine popularly known as Lucci in false bottoms of his two bags In his statement he said he was to be paid N3 1 million on successful delivery of the drug in Nigeria the NDLEA spokesman stated NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA arrests ex-footballer, Brazil returnee for cocaine trafficking
     The NDLEA has arrested an ex footballer Emmanuel Okafor at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja for cocaine trafficking Its Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi stated on Sunday in Abuja that Okafor was arrested on arrival from Sao Paulo Brazil via Addis Ababa He flew in on an Ethiopian Airlines flight Babafemi stated that the suspect had 1 4kg of cocaine concealed in the handles of his bags and in the top edges of the bags He added that the 33 year old indigene of Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia was arrested on Sept 26 after anti narcotic officers unravelled where he concealed the illicit substance During preliminary interview Okafor said he was a footballer at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu FC where he played for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014 He said that he moved to Brazil from Sri Lanka after playing for two seasons but could not advance his football career in Brazil as he did not have official documents Babafemi stated He added that another Brazil returnee Chinedu Ibeh was also arrested on Sept 26 upon arrival at the Lagos airport from Sao Paulo Brazil also via Ethiopian Airlines He stated also that Ibeh hails from Ahiazu in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo and was found to have concealed 3 2kg of Black Cocaine popularly known as Lucci in false bottoms of his two bags In his statement he said he was to be paid N3 1 million on successful delivery of the drug in Nigeria the NDLEA spokesman stated NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDLEA arrests ex-footballer, Brazil returnee for cocaine trafficking
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    NDLEA arrests ex-footballer, Brazil returnee for cocaine trafficking

    The NDLEA has arrested an ex-footballer, Emmanuel Okafor, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja for cocaine trafficking.

    Its Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi stated on Sunday in Abuja that Okafor was arrested on arrival from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa.

    He flew in on an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

    Babafemi stated that the suspect had 1.4kg of cocaine concealed in the handles of his bags and in the top edges of the bags.

    He added that the 33-year-old indigene of Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia was arrested on Sept. 26 after anti-narcotic officers unravelled where he concealed the illicit substance.

    “During preliminary interview, Okafor said he was a footballer at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu FC, where he played for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014. “He said that he moved to Brazil from Sri Lanka after playing for two seasons, but could not advance his football career in Brazil as he did not have official documents,’’ Babafemi stated.

    He added that another Brazil returnee, Chinedu Ibeh was also arrested on Sept. 26 upon arrival at the Lagos airport from Sao Paulo, Brazil, also via Ethiopian Airlines.

    He stated also that Ibeh hails from Ahiazu in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo and was found to have concealed 3.2kg of Black Cocaine popularly known as “Lucci’’ in false bottoms of his two bags.

    “In his statement, he said he was to be paid N3.1 million on successful delivery of the drug in Nigeria,’’ the NDLEA spokesman stated.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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