NDLEA nabs suspects for illicit drug trafficking, others
The 41-year-old suspect, who was arrested on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa was taken in for secondary check during which he tested positive for ingestion of illicit substances.
While under observation, he excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilograms.
Ibeh, who imports clothes for sale, hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State.
In the same vein, a Lagos-based drug dealer, Eze Celestine Okorie has been arrested following the interception of 4.15kilograms of methamphetamine consignment going to London, the United Kingdom at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on August 13.
The drug was concealed in tins of tomato branded ‘Sunripe’ and packaged for the driver of a freight forwarding company to deliver at the airport export shed for onward movement to the UK.
Though the freight company’s driver was initially arrested, follow-up investigations and subsequent sting operation led to the arrest of the kingpin behind the consignment, Eze Celestine Okorie, at his Coker, Surulere, Lagos home on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. He hails from Isu village in Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State.
Meanwhile, raids of drug joints continued across states in the last week.
In Cross River State, one Anietie Attauba was arrested at Idundu community with 9.9 grams of cocaine, while 23-year-old Joy Odey was picked at Nassarawa Bakoko Area of Calabar Municipality LGA on Friday, August 27, with 500 grammes of skunk. On the same day, one Ugwuanyi Chukwujekwu Basil was arrested at AK Divine Park, Harbour Road, Calabar with 2.6kg cannabis; 10.33grams of cocaine, and 30ml of swinol.
In Abuja, operatives of the FCT Command of the Agency also intercepted a Hiace bus conveying bags of cannabis, and 30 parcels of skunk, cumulatively weighing 310 kilogrammes along Abaji-Gwagwalada expressway, where another 32kg of Tramadol was seized the same day.
In Anambra State, operatives also raided the Onitsha main market, Marine Line, on Thursday, August 26, with the support of soldiers.
Recovered during the raid include 50kg of cannabis; 150grams of meth and 27.6grammes of cocaine. One of the dealers, Moses Obiahu, was arrested.
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