Men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has uncovered 25.5kg illicit drug suspected to be cannabis sativa in Katsina State, northern Nigeria.
Spokesman for the Agency, Femi Babafemi alleged that the consignment was recovered during a buy and bust operation at Kurmi Primary School in Malumfashi metropolis in the State.
The anti-narcotic spokesman said in a statement on Sunday that NDLEA agents also arrested a suspect,.Sulaiman Mohammed at Lapandimtai.
Mohammed was arrested with 47 blocks of same substance weighing 30kg concealed in two sacks of groundnut, according to the NDLEA statement.
Elsewhere in Oyo State, NDLEA operatives on Thursday 11th January raided a clandestine skuchies factory operated by Oyadeji Dimeji, 28, in Moniya area of Ibadan.
76.6kg of cannabis sativa, 134 grams of tramadol, 93 grams of rophynol and 50 litres of already produced skuchies ― a liquid mixture containing various types of psychoactive substances, were recovered.
Meanwhile, efforts by suspected drug traffickers to smuggle a large consignment of Canadian Loud, an imported strong synthetic strain of cannabis through in Onikan area of Lagos Island in Lagos State, has been thwarted by NDLEA agents.
The Canadian Loud, an imported strong synthetic strain of cannabis, packaged in 324 bags with a gross weight of 111.2 kilograms, according to the NDLEA.
The consignments was intercepts while being conveyed for distribution in an unregistered Grand Caravan vehicle by a 42-year-old suspect, Taofeek Yusuf.
NDLEA explained that Taofeek arrest and seizure of the imported consignment happened late night on Friday 12th January 2024.
This followed credible intelligence came on the heels of the arrest of another drug trafficking suspect, Godwin ThankGod the previous day Thursday 11th January by NDLEA officers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja Lagos.
The Milan, Italy-bound suspect was intercepted while attempting to board a Royal Air Maroc flight with quantities of codeine-based syrup and rohypnol concealed in his luggage, according to the NDLEA.
The suspect is a regular flyer, was arrested during a search of his luggage at the Departure Gate of Terminal 2 of the airport.
NDLEA said the search to the discovery of five cartons consisting 50 bottles of codeine syrup and 300 tablets of rohypnol.
In the same vein, men of anti narcotic agents at the SAHCO import shed of the import on Friday 12th January recovered 30,000 packs of tramadol 225mg consisting 300,000 pills.
The consignment, came from Karachi, Pakistan on KLM Royal Dutch Airline, with airway bill number 074-62674964. It was taken into custody following a joint examination with other security agencies at the airport.
Similarly, four suspects: David Iyoragie, 34; Adams Idowu, 28; Ibrahim Audu Abdullahi,54; and Ayomide Henry Ayuba, 20, were arrested at De Rock View Hotel, Gadson Junction off Ado- Ekiti Road, Igoba, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
In Ondo state, four suspects: David Iyoragie, 34; Adams Idowu, 28; Ibrahim Audu Abdullahi,54; and Ayomide Henry Ayuba, 20, were arrested at De Rock View Hotel, Gadson Junction off Ado- Ekiti Road, Igoba, Akure North LGA
The quartet was nabbed on Friday 12th January with 524.5kg cannabis. Another suspect, Aniekeme Eyibio, 26, was also nabbed at Ala forest, Akure North LGA where 293.5kg of the same psychoactive substance and a Dane gun were recovered from him.
Also, 67-year-old Franklin Eze was arrested at Otuo, Owan East LGA, Edo state on Thursday 11th January with 454 blocks of cannabis weighing 311kg loaded in his Lexus salon car marked EBM 812 AA, Abdullahi Shuaibu, 43.
The suspect was nabbed by NDLEA operatives on Tuesday 9th January at Ayangba, Dekina LGA Kogi state with 43 blocks of compressed cannabis, weighing 22kg and three pinches of methamphetamine.