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Sokoto village head, 10 others arrested over 991,320 opioid tablets, 1,251kg skunk
As NDLEA intercepts 33.491kg Meth, Cocaine, Heroin going to Spain; 13.146kg Cocaine in bathing soaps at Enugu airport
The village head of Gidan Abba in Bodinga nearby authorities place of Sokoto nation, Abubakar Ibrahim, become amongst 11 suspects arrested in interdiction operations wherein Nine Hundred and Ninety One Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty (991,320) capsules of pharmaceutical opioids and 1,251kgs of hashish and khat in addition to 46.637 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin have been recovered through operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA throughout seven states.
At the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, NDLEA operatives connected to the SAHCO import shed on Wednesday twenty sixth October intercepted a complete of 15 cartons containing 802,000 drugs of Tramadol imported from Dubai, UAE and Karachi, Pakistan. While 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg got here in from Dubai on Ethiopian Airlines flight, 4 cartons of 100mg and a carton of 225mg Tramadol got here from Karachi, Pakistan on some other Ethiopian Airlines flight.
On the identical day, operatives on the SAHCO export shed intercepted cans of tomato paste going to the United Kingdom. A thorough seek of the consignment discovered that the tomato cans have been used to hide 36 pellets of hashish with a gross weight of 21.30 kilograms whilst a shipment agent, Sodehinde Akinwale has been arrested in reference to the seizure.
Two days after, Friday twenty eighth October, operatives connected to the NAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport seized 5 cartons of dried khat leaves, weighing 107.70kgs that got here in from Bangkok, Thailand via Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight.
A observe up operation at the seizure of 11.90kgs Meth hid withinside the heads of dried fish going to Dubai, UAE on fifth August has brought about the arrest of a 30-year-antique bricklayer, Babatunde Quadri Mamowora on Thursday twenty seventh Oct in Sango Ota location of Ogun country in collaboration with guys of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) withinside the region.
In the equal vein, a 27-year-antique Madu Chukwuemeka Miracle has been arrested via way of means of operatives on the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu on arrival from Nairobi, Kenya through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday twenty sixth Oct. A seek of his 3 luggage discovered seventy-six (76) overseas bathing soaps made with cocaine in one of the baggage even as some other has plastic bottles containing cream like liquid, which examined fantastic to cocaine. The cocaine bars weigh 10.650 kilograms at the same time as the liquid cocaine weighs 2.496 kilograms, bringing the whole weight to 13.146 kilograms.
In Kogi nation, NDLEA operatives on forestall and seek operation alongside Okene-Abuja dual carriageway on Thursday twenty seventh Oct intercepted a Chisco branded bus coming from Lagos to Abuja with a consignment of 32.9kgs Meth packaged as tubers of yam; 376 grams of cocaine and 215 grams of heroin. While the bus driver, Chief Pascal Chigozie Nmaram turned into directly arrested, a comply with up operation in Abuja identical day brought about the arrest of the recipient of the illicit shipment, Mr. Ikenna Jude Akunne who confessed he turned into precise to journey with the consignment to Spain the subsequent day, Friday twenty eighth Oct thru the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. Meanwhile, operatives of the country command of the Agency have destroyed 5 hectares of hashish farms at Agbonkete, Iyaya Camp, Igalamela/Odolu LGA, in which a suspect, Augustine Agbenyo, 34, turned into arrested with 3 sacks of each clean and dried leaves and stems of the illicit substance.
While operatives seized 146,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg in a purchase and bust operation in Oshodi location of Lagos country on Tuesday twenty fifth Oct, the village head of Gidan Abba village, in Bodinga nearby authorities region of Sokoto State, Abubakar Ibrahim, 38, changed into arrested in Bodinga metropolis identical day with 3kgs of hashish sativa and 4,000 pills of exol-5.
In the FCT, operatives on patrol alongside Kwali-Abuja motorway on Monday twenty fourth Oct intercepted a truck with 915.8kilograms of hashish and arrested 3 suspects: Kabiru Ibrahim, 40; Muhammad Muawiyya, 30, and Adamu Adamu, 24.
In Adamawa country, operatives arrested trans-border traffickers, Abdullahi Mamuda (aka Mama) and Aliyu Abdullahi (aka Garga) at Skylight Hotel in Jambutu, Yola North. A seek in their vehicle, an ash colored Toyota Corolla vehicle with registration quantity JMT 146 TE (Adamawa), discovered 39, 320 capsules of Tramadol 225mg hid in unique booths of the doorways of the automobile.
Preliminary research indicates the trans-border traffickers took off from Onitsha in Anambra State and travelled to Jimeta, Adamawa State wherein they lodged withinside the lodge earlier than heading to Belel, a city alongside the Nigerian – Cameroon border in which they could repackage the medicine as regular consumables and ferry throughout the river to Garoa in Cameroon. Operatives in Ondo country on Friday twenty eighth Oct stormed a 2-bed room constructing in Uso metropolis, in which they arrested one Okon Etim, 45, with 12 luggage of hashish sativa weighing 207kgs.
Reacting to the strings of arrests and seizures withinside the beyond week throughout Kogi, Lagos, Sokoto, Adamawa, Ondo and the FCT in addition to the MMIA and AIIA Commands of the Agency, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), CON, OFR, recounseled the officials and guys of the numerous instructions for his or her unrelenting dedication to the presidential mandate to clean Nigerian forests and groups of illicit capsules in anything form. He charged them to stay steadfast and upright in any respect times.