Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a skilled methamphetamine (Mkpuru Mmiri) cook in Imo state and recovered 11,570 tablets of tramadol from a lawyer in Ekiti.
Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi, in a press release on Wednesday March 30, stated the Mkpuru Mmiri cook, Reuben Bekweri, 34, was arrested in Owerri whereas attempting to distribute a kilogram of the illicit drug he cooked and packaged in seven nylon sachets within the Irete Area of Imo state capital on Saturday 26th March.
Narcotic officers on Monday twenty eighth March also arrested a 42-year-old lawyer, Mr. Mayowa Oluwanisomo, in Zone 4, Embassy Island, Moferere area of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital following credible intelligence that he offers in psychotropic substances.
A total of 11, 570 tablets of Tramadol weighing 7.3kilograms have been recovered from him when his residence was searched.
He admitted possession of the drug displays, adding that he graduated from Ekiti State College, Ado Ekiti and Abuja campus of the Nigerian Law Faculty in 2016.
Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa recommended the officers and men of Imo and Ekiti state Commands for sustaining the offensive motion in opposition to drug cartels of their respective areas of duty.