Pregnant woman, cripple, female student nabbed for drug trafficking

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement agency (NDLEA) have apprehended a pregnant woman, Rabetu Abdulrasak, 24, and a cripple, Shehu Adams for ilicot drug trafficking in Agbede, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

THE PREGNANT WOMAN, RABETU ABDULRASAK, 24, AND A CRIPPLE, SHEHU ADAMS PARADED WITH SUSPECTED DRUG SUBSTANCES. PHOTO: CREDIT NDLEA

A statement by the spokesman of NDLEA, Babafemi Femi on Sunday, said over 14 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs including cannabis, methamphetamine, tramadol and swinol were recovered from them when they were arrested on Saturday 15th April, 2023.

have been arrested by NDLEA operatives in Agbede, Etsako West LGA, Edo state while over 14 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs including cannabis, methamphetamine, tramadol and swinol were recovered from them on Saturday 15th April.

In Isoyo Iveren Susan area, Ogun State, NDLEA agents arrested a 22-year-old Higher National Diploma (HND) 1 female student of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro on Saturday 15th April, 2023.

The suspect was arrested opposite 2nd gate of the institution for dealing in illicit drugs, NDLEA, said a total of 1,100ML of codeine-based cough syrup and 283grams of cannabis were recovered from the suspect.

Elsewhere in Lagos, NDLEA operatives, arrested two suspects: Nonso Peter, 21, and Bright Chibike, 23, with 43.4kg cannabis at Ile-Epo, Abule Egba area of the state on Friday 14th April, 2023.

The agency revealed a total of.1,730 bottles of codeine-based syrup were seized from a suspect, Bishir Saadu in Katsina Metropolis on Sunday 9th Apri In Katsina State, no less than

The NDLEA spokesman alleged that Muhamadu Yusuf was equally arrested same day with 8,000 capsules of tramadol inside a commercial bus on Kano – Katsina road.

NDLEA agents also raided a clandestine laboratory where mist potassium citrate was being produced in a residential apartment at 16 Sabon Gari, Zaria.

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The owner of the laboratory, Christopher Agodi was arrested and 102 cartons containing 2,448 bottles of the substance recovered in Kaduna on Thursday 13th April, 2023.

While a suspect, Salisu Abdullahi, 25, was arrested along Abuja-Kaduna road with 11.7kg cannabis concealed in two jerrycans, which he was moving from Port Harcourt to Kano, operatives also on Saturday 15th April 2023, nabbed one Atiku Abubakar, 22, on the same road with 50 blocks of cannabis weighing 28kg while travelling from Lagos to Shinkafi in Zamfara State in a commercial bus.

The anti-narcotic officers acting on a tip-off, arrested two suspects: Aminu Saudi, 45 and Abdullahi Sani, 35, at Ogbese, Ondo state, with 11 jumbo bags containing 211kg of cannabis concealed in rice chaffs.

This was closely followed by the destruction of six hectares of cannabis farm in Uso forest in the state on Thursday 13th April, according to the statement.

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