NDLEA arrests drug supplier to terrorists, pregnant lady in Anambra

A suspected supplier of illicit drugs to terrorists in Banki, a border region between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Spokesman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said 42-year-old Ahmad Mohammed was arrested by NDLEA operatives on Friday 9th February at Bama check point.

Babafemi said 20,000 capsules of tramadol were recovered from the suspect during a search while on his way to deliver the opioid consignment in the border town.

In Anambra State, NDLEA also nabbed a six-month pregnant woman, Amarachi Akaolisa, 25, and another lady, Ifeoma Iheanyi, 21 fr for drug trafficking.

The duo, according to NDLEA was among six suspects arrested for dealing in illicit substances in Oraifite and Umuni-Evili, Aguleri area of the State.

The NDLEA gave the names of over suspects as Okwuchukwu Chukwuka; Onyedika Ngwu; Ekene Hyginus and Nzomiwu Ikechukwu.

NDLEA said over 6 kilograms of cannabis, tramadol, diazepam and codeine syrup were recovered from the suspects in the raids conducted between Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th February 2024 in parts of the State.

It said it made bulk of the seizures in Nasarawa State where NDLEA operatives acting on credible intelligence on Sunday 4th February intercepted a truck marked Lagos JJJ 64 YC.

The truck was conveying 367 jumbo bags of cannabis sativa weighing 4,037 kilograms from Akure, Ondo State to be delivered at Shabu area of Lafia, the state Capital.

Three suspects: Shuaibu Yahaya Liman, 35; Monday Audu, 33, and Linus Samuel, 42 have been arrested in connection with the seizure.

Also, operatives in Abuja, FCT arrested the duo of Jibrin Shuaibu, 23, and Prosper Innih, 17, with 169 bags and 80 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 1,961.5kgs, the following day Monday 5th February 2024.

The consignment was concealed in a truck with registration number Ogun WDE 557 XC. The truck was intercepted during a stop and search operation along Abaji – Abuja highway on their way from Uzeba to Dei-Dei, FCT.

In another operation by NDLEA operatives in Abuja on Tuesday 6th February, a suspect, Abdulhameed Dauda, 27, was arrested with 89kgs of the same psychoactive substance loaded into his truck in Owo, Ondo State.

The illicit substances, according to NDLEA, were to be delivered at Gwagwalada in FCT. On the same day, operatives also intercepted another driver, Hassan Ade, 30, transporting 696.5kgs of the same substance loaded in Idoani, Ondo State.

The consignment was to be delivered at Gwagwalada and Dei-Dei in FCT. A follow up operation led to the arrest of a mother of three children, Mrs. Joy Chukwuka, 42, linked to the deal.

Men of the anti-narcotic Agency also intercepted 633.5kgs of cannabis at Eleyere, Ogbese in Akure North Local government Area of Ondo State in addition of seizure of illicit substances in Edo, Kano and Lagos State during the previous week.

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