NDLEA receives 1,110kg illicit drugs from Army

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA on Saturday 2nd March 2024, took custody weighing 1,110 kilogrammes of cannabis Sativa from the

243 Recce Battalion, Nigerian Army, Badagry, Lagos State.

Spokesman for the anti-narcotic Agency, Femi Babafemi said on Sunday in a statement that the illicit substance in 27 sacks, were recovered at a Coastal Community, Ajido Area of the State by soldiers.

The statement said a suspect, Hassan Muhammad, 34, was on Saturday 2nd March arrested with 44,950 pills of tramadol at Moranti area of Borno State by NDLEA operatives.

Similarly, Operatives of the NDLEA, have intercepted a 40-year-old businessman, Ejike Chibuke Solomon with 1.45 kilogrammes of cocaine concealed in his luggage.

The suspect was nabbed while attempting to board an Ethiopia Airlines flight number 950 to Vietnam via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja.

Ejike was arrested at the Abuja airport on Saturday 2nd March 2024 after NDLEA officers subjected him to a thorough search.

During the process, the illicit substance was discovered concealed, factory fitted, in his bag. In his statement, the suspect claimed he was on a business trip to Vietnam.

On Friday 1st March 2024, a Special Unit of NDLEA operatives, swooped on members of a syndicate that deals in methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in their hideouts in parts of Lagos.

NDLEA, raided the home of Esimone Amachukwu Christopher at 14 Arochukwu street, Ejigbo, where 10.012 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine was found in possession of his associate, 40-year-old Evelyn Nneka Okem. Esimone is currently at large.

At the Ejigbo operation was going on, another set of officers were simultaneously busy in the residence of another member of the syndicate, 45-year-old Ebele Edwin Iwuegbunam at Plot 1604 Close D, 4th Avenue, FESTAC town, Lagos where they arrested him and recovered 429.5grams of cocaine and 7 kilogrammes of heroin.

The NDLEA also intercepted illicit drugs on Okene-Lokoja-Abuja expressway, Ogun, Abia and Anambra States where suspected drug traffickers were arrested.

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