Three ‘blind drug syndicate’ caught with 12kgs of skunk

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested three blind men operating an illicit drug ring between Lagos and Kano State.

Spokesman of the Agency, Femi Babafemi said in a statement on Sunday that another blind member of the syndicate is still at large.

The lid was blown off the group following the arrest of a blind suspect, Adamu Hassan, 40, on Gwagwalada Expressway in Abuja.

Babafemi said the syndicate was caught with 12kgs of skunk on his way from Lagos to Kano on Saturday 28th October 2023.

NDLEA investigations revealed that the suspect was totally oblivious of the content of the bag handed to him to deliver in Kano.

Follow up operations, led to the arrest of the arrowhead of the syndicate, Bello Abubakar, 45, who is also blind.

In his statement, Bello who is married with five children, said he has been living in Lagos for 30 years, but started the illicit drug business five years ago.

Another suspect, Muktar Abubakar, 59, who is equally blind has been living in Lagos for 40 years and married to three wives with 14 Children.

Both Muktar Abubakar and Bello Abubakar are joint owners of the business, alongside the third blind suspect, Akilu Amadu, 25.

Amadu also contributes money to the criminal trade and was indeed the one who delivered the consignment to Adamu at the motor park in Lagos to deliver in Kano, according to NDLEA.

Similarly, another blind suspect who is the expected receiver of the consignment in Kano, Mallam Aminu is currently at large, according to NDLEA.

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