Drug trafficking: Blind Grandpa arrested in Osun, Leper in Kano

Drug trafficking: Blind Grandpa arrested in Osun, Leper in Kano

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested a blind 67-year-old grandpa, Aliyu Adebiyi for alleged dug trafficking.

A total of 234 kilograms of cannabis were found in his possession on Friday 20th January 2023 at Sokoto village, Owena Ijesa, Atakumosa East Local Government Area of the State.

NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Sunday in a statement, said the suspect admitted that he kept the consignment with him for a fee of N6,000 per month and paid for three months upfront.

During another operation, anti-narcotic agents nabbed a leper notorious for drug dealing, Haruna Abdullahi, 45, at Garko town, Kano on Thursday 19th January 2023.

2.2kgs of cannabis and various quantities of Diazepam and Exol were recovered from him, according to the statement.

Meanwhile, desperate efforts to bring into Nigeria 126.95 kilograms of cocaine and skunk allegedly concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles by drug cartels from Brazil and Canada have been thwarted by NDLEA.

The consignment was intercepted at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu and the Tincan seaport in Lagos.

Operarives of the agency foiled attempt by a male passenger, Eze Christian Ikenna, 42, to smuggle skunk through the Enugu airport, an Ethiopian Airline.

Babafemi revealed that the suspected trafficker was coming from Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia when he was intercepted on arrival at the airport at about 12:30pm on Friday 20th January.

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A search of his two bags revealed 19 big sachets which he claimed to contain herbal tea but were later found to be cocaine weighing 16.20 kilogramms.

The statement added that a joint examination carried out on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal, Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal by NDLEA operatives attached to Tincan Command of the Agency on Wednesday 18th January 2023.

This led to the discovery of 110.75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in two of the four vehicles in the container: a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV.

Last Tuesday, NDLEA agents thwarted access to illicit opioids by the Agency again when a consignment of Tramadol.

NDLEA operatives, according to the statement, have been tracking for some months was eventually traced to a warehouse at Greenfield estate, Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos.

During a search was carried out in the store by NDLEA, a total of One Million Six Hundred and Forty Five Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty (1,645,560) pills of Tramadol 100mg, 200mg and 225mg were recovered.

Elsewhere in Akala area of Mushin in Lagos State on Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th January, NDLEA recovered another 60,000 pills of Tramadol 250mg from a wanted drug dealer, Diugwu Alphonsus.

The raid led to the recovery of 781.7kgs of cannabis, according to the statement, which commended officers and men of the agency and urged them to sustain the war against drug trafficking.

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