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How NDLEA Operatives Seized Cocaine In Teabags, Nabbed Four Traffickers At Lagos And Abuja Airports

A minimum of, 4 traffickers involved within the makes an attempt to import and export illicit drugs via the country last week are now within the custody of the agency.

In response to a report by SaharaReporters, some contemporary attempts by Brazil-based drug cartels to smuggle substantial portions of Cocaine into Nigeria via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, by concealing the illicit substance in teabags have once more been thwarted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Not less than, 4 traffickers concerned in the makes an attempt to import and export illicit medication via the nation final week are now in the custody of the company.

One in all them is 33-year-old Pascal Ekene Okolo, an indigene of Ihe within the Ogwu Local Government Area of Enugu State, who was arrested throughout an inward clearance of a Qatar Airways flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil, via Doha on the arrival hall of the NAIA on April 17.

Okolo, who claimed to be within the wine enterprise in Brazil, was arrested with a travelling bag containing different medicinal tea luggage, which have been used to hide 4.1kg of Cocaine.

On the identical day, a Canada-based Nigerian, Anigo Christian Godspower, was intercepted on the MMIA, Ikeja, throughout an inward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways from Sao Paolo.

When his baggage was searched, two blocks of Cocaine with a complete weight of two.10kg were found.

The 52-year-old man, who hails from Udi in Enugu State, claimed he operated an unregistered Bureau De Change enterprise before delving into the illicit drug commerce.

The bid by one other cartel to export 950g of Heroin hid within the soles of girl’s footwear via the MMIA cargo shed was equally foiled by anti-narcotics officers, who’ve up to now arrested two suspects linked to the crime.

These arrested between April 16 and 17 in reference to an try to export the drug to Monrovia, Liberia, embody Idokoja Solomon Chukwurah and Patrick John Tochukwu.

Meanwhile, NDLEA operatives in raids in Kano, Kaduna, Benue and Akwa Ibom states have seized at least 88,734 doses of Tramadol, Pentazocine, Diazepam and Swinol.

In Kano, Aliyu Usman, 28, was arrested on the Railway space of the state capital with 47,000 capsules of Tramadol and 2,000 ampules of Pentazocine injection on April 19 whereas Saminu Usman, 28, was nabbed with 24,710 Tramadol tablets at Gadar Tamburawa area of Kano two days earlier.

In Benue, one other seller, Emeka Eze was arrested at an NDLEA checkpoint at Adikpo, Kwande Local Government Space of the state with 10,000 Tramadol capsules and 900 tablets of swinol, whereas in Kaduna State, the duo of Raphael Daniel and David Musa have been arrested at Mando Park, Kaduna, with 1kg of Cocaine on April 21.

Final Thursday, per week after Muhammad Sani Ibrahim sent 12.1kg of Hashish from Lagos to Kaduna, operatives were able to trace and arrest him. They took him to Kaduna after his consignment was intercepted.

One other seller, Kamilu Ibrahim was additionally arrested on the identical day at Kargi village within the Kubau Local Government Area, Kaduna State, with 10.6kg of Cannabis Sativa, whereas Bashir Ibrahim was arrested on April 22 after his 4 consignments containing Cannabis Sativa weighing 44.6kg have been intercepted three days earlier alongside Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

In Akwa Ibom State, operatives arrested two feminine drug sellers: Eno-Obong Edet, 36, and Hossana Esema Ukpong, 28, with varied portions of Rohypnol, Diazepam, Tramadol and Hashish, whereas a suspected pretend safety agent was arrested on April 23 in Abuja whereas moving 23.8kg Cannabis from Lagos to Maiduguri, Borno State.

Chairman/Chief Govt of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), recommended the officers and males of the NAIA, MMIA, Kano, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom and FCT instructions of the company for sustaining the warmth on drug cartels.

He charged them and people in other instructions across the nation to stay vigilant and on the offensive till the final gramme of illicit medication was taken away from the streets, a press release by Femi Babafemi, Director of Media and Advocacy of the agency stated.

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