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Nigerian Anti-Narcotic Agency, NDLEA Intercepts Illicit Drugs In Wedding Gown, Arrests Varsity Student, Man In Wheelchair, Ex-Convict For Drug Trade

The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday said while the pills of ecstasy were concealed in a gold-coloured wedding gown, the skunk was hidden in a microcontroller.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that its officers attached to courier companies intercepted two drug consignments consisting of ecstasy and skunk going to the United Arab Emirates.

The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday said while the pills of ecstasy were concealed in a gold-coloured wedding gown, the skunk was hidden in a microcontroller.

Babafemi also said that the agency’s officers arrested a 400-level Marine Engineering student at the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Kelvin Ogenedoro, for dealing in 600 grams of skunk.

He stated that Ogenedoro was arrested at his school gate in a follow-up operation after the interception of the consignment in a commercial bus along Tombia-Amassoma Road.

Similarly, in Adamawa state, Babafemi said that a notorious drug dealer, Sunday Ishaku Emzor, popularly known as Lalas, who was convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in 2010 for drug offences, was arrested on Thursday for drug dealing.

Emzor was arrested at Hayin Gada in the Imburu Numan Local Government Area of the state where he went to supply 1.650kg of cannabis to an undercover operative. The motorcycle he used for supplying illicit drugs and N78,120 cash suspected to be proceeds of the illegal business were recovered from him at the point of arrest.

Also, the NDLEA spokesperson said that on the same day in Kaduna, operatives of the agency acting on credible intelligence intercepted a truck conveying 110 bags and 200 compressed blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 1.223 tons (1,223kg) in Zaria and arrested the 32-year-old truck driver, Adekunle Olanrewaju, and his 20-year-old assistant, Tunde Jamiu.

In the same vein, officers of the anti-narcotic agency arrested a 42-year-old person living with a disability and in a wheelchair, Lucky Aigberenmolen, in Edo State, for trading in illicit drugs.

Babafemi stated that Aigberenmolen was arrested in a raid of drug joints in parts of the state, saying that while Aigberenmolen was arrested at Ekpoma in Esan West Local Government Area of the state with 1.3kg of Cannabis Sativa and 10 litres of Monkey Tail, another 46-year-old suspect identified as Mary David, was arrested at Ugbegun in the Esan Central Local Government Area with four litres of Monkey Tail.

Also, 19-year-old Osagiede Stephanie was arrested at Ekpoma with various quantities of Colorado, Methamphetamine, and Molly, while 50kg of cannabis stored in a bush and ready for distribution was also recovered in the Irrua area of the state.

In another operation, NDLEA officers arrested two suspects, Adeshina Olalekan and Christopher Joel, at Lektop Hotel, Igbeba in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State with 39 litres of Skuchies and various quantities of tramadol and rophynol; while operatives of the agency in Imo State intercepted a 40-year-old female suspect, Ijeoma Anyiam Loreza, at Orogwe in Owerri North area of the state with 70 blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 30kg.

Babafemi further stated that the agency has taken into custody a 42-year-old notorious drug dealer in Okitipupa area of Ondo state, Mathew Obateru, after different quantities of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, colorado and loud were recovered from him.

In Taraba State, a suspect, Mohammed Usman was arrested on Monday in connection with the seizure of 10,009 pills of tramadol.

“While commending the officers and men of the MMIA, Directorate of Operations and General Investigation (DOGI), Bayelsa, Adamawa, Kaduna, Edo, Ogun, Imo, Ondo and Taraba Commands of the Agency for the excellent job done in the past week, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), charged them and their compatriots across the country to continue to raise the bar of professionalism in the daily discharge of their responsibilities,” Babafemi stated.

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