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NDLEA seizes over two tonnes of illicit substances in multiple raids

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepted over two tonnes of illicit substances in Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Ekiti, Anambra, Ondo, and Kogi last week.

Its spokesman, Femi Babafemi, stated on Sunday in Abuja that the agency’s operatives stormed a warehouse at Obi Camp in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo on Monday, November 20.

They seized 338kg of Indian hemp concealed in sacks of charcoal in the raid.

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

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

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

“Another raid on Wednesday, November 22, at Enu-Owa Street, Lagos Island, led to the seizure of 40,500 ampoules of pentazocine injection and 440,000 pills of tramadol in a store belonging to one fleeing Ebuka Amechi.

“Not less than 135,600 capsules of tramadol and 950 grammes of Indian hemp were seized from two suspects, Afamefuna Ibekwe (37), and Sunday Onweh (41), at Nkpor, Akuzor and Ose-Ogbaijo, Onitsha, respectively,’’ he stated.

Mr. Babafemi added that 37,360 pills of different psychoactive drugs and 250 bottles of codeine syrup were recovered from one Muhammed Khamis (22) on Thursday, November 23, on the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja expressway.

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

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

“At least 116kg of Indian hemp were seized from a suspect, Chinagoram Obaru (24), who was arrested at Iju Forest on Thursday, November 23,’’ he added.

Mr Babafemi also stated that 859kg of Indian hemp concealed among bags of sugar in a truck for onward transportation to Mokwa, Niger State, were recovered.

He added that the consignment was loaded at Ogbese in Ondo State and hidden among bags of cement in a truck before it was trans-loaded into another articulated vehicle in Ogun.

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On Friday, November 24, NDLEA operatives in Ogun arrested two suspects, Adamu Ibrahim and Nura Sani, at the Ileke trailer garage on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

NDLEA chairman, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa commended the officers and men for the seizures and arrests.

 

NAN

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