Awaiting trial ex-convict held for drug trafficking

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have arrested awaiting trial ex-convict at the Federal High Court, Osogbo in Osun State for drug trafficking.

51-year-old Suleiman Usman arrest at Okinni town, Suleiman was found in possession of 4.4grams of Cocaine, 28.5kg of cannabis sativa, 20 tabs of rophynol weighing 6.2grams and 812 pills of tramadol.

The spokesman for the anti-narcotic Agency, Femi Babafemi disclosed this on Sunday in a statement.

Elsewhere on Abuja-Abaji highway on Wednesday 1st May 2024, NDLEA operatives intercepted a 40-ft gas tanker marked RBC 77XG.

The truck was intercepted during stop and search by NDLEA agents who discovered 511 jumbo sacks of cannabis sativa weighing 4,752kg hid in the gas tank compartment of the truck after a search.

In Ondo State NDLEA operatives intercepted a truck loaded with illicit drugs meant to be delivered in Abuja for further distribution.

The four suspects: Efe Abel Mikel, 39; Ebigide Cyril, 29; Ejechi Monday, 41; and Friday Benson Chukwudi, 39.

The quartet were nabbed while loading a truck with illicit drugs meant to be delivered in Abuja for further distribution.

Two suspects: Aminu Umar, 25, and Anas Umar, 22, were arrested with 207.1 kilograms of cannabis sativa in their house at Unguwan Rimi, Basawa, Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State on Monday 29th April.

Also, Bashir Umar, 35, was nabbed at Ladanai, Hotoro area of Kano on Friday 3rd May with 194 bottles of codeine syrup, according to the NDLEA.

NDLEA also recorded breakthroughs in arrest of drug traffickers in Lagos, Abuja, Bauchi, Benue, Ogun and other parts of Nigeria in the previous week through intelligence-led operations.

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