Illicit drug dealer in wheelchair, ex- convict arrested for trafficking

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a notorious drug dealer who uses his wheelchair as decoy to deal in illicit substances.

Femi Babafemi, spokesman for the anti-narcotic Agency said in a statement on Sunday that 45-year-old Godwin Emuneyin physically challenged man deals in methamphetamine and skunk in Afuze, Owan East Local government Area of Edo State.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday 7th November at his base in Afuze following credible intelligence, according to the statement.

The statement said as at the time of his arrest, a wooden box used to conceal illicit substances including 18 pinches of methamphetamine, one block and 71 wraps of skunk, was recovered from him.

In other raids in the State, NDLEA operatives on Monday 6th November recovered 42 bags of skunk weighing 480kgs from a Camp in Aviosi forest in Owan West Local government Area of the State.

Also, NDLEA operatives in Utese forest in Ovia North East Local government Area, also raided same day with 231.5kgs of the substance recovered and a cannabis farm measuring 0.778960 hectare destroyed.

In Adamawa State, operatives on patrol on Ngurore-Yola road on Thursday 9th November intercepted a Toyota Corolla car marked TZG 97 KY loaded with 30, 899 Tramadol 225mg and 100mg pills concealed inside the body compartments of the car.

The driver found in possession of the drug exhibits, Sani Samaila (a.k.a Isa Male),25, said he was bringing the consignment from Jalingo, Taraba State to deliver in Yola, Adamawa State.

The previous day, Wednesday 8th November, a suspect, Abdullahi Sani (a.k.a Danfulani) was arrested at Ngurore town in possession of some quantity of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa in a white nylon.

The suspect thereafter led operatives on a follow up operation to the home of a drug lord, Alhaji Bubakari (a.k.a Dan Mamuda), an unrepentant ex-convict, where 19 blocks of compressed cannabis that weighed 13kgs were recovered.

In Ogun State, not less than 18.875 tons of cannabis sativa on 7.55 hectares farmland were destroyed and another 100 jumbo bags weighing 1,100 kilograms of the psychoactive substance recovered at James town, Ogunmakin area of Obafemi Owode Local government Area of the State.

The consignment was recovered on Monday 6th November, by a combined team of NDLEA operatives with officers and men of the sister security agencies.

They include the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps, Defence Intelligence Agency and the State Security Network, Amotekun. Okpor Chukwuma and six other male suspects found on the farmland were arrested.

In separate raids, NDLEA agents also seized tons of Illicit drugs and arrested suspected traffickers in Delta and Ogun States during the previous week.

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