NDLEA arrests Italy-bound woman ,Nnadi Chinyere, with 100 wraps of cocaine - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Sunday, August 15, 2021

NDLEA arrests Italy-bound woman ,Nnadi Chinyere, with 100 wraps of cocaine

By Our Correspondent with Agency Reports

An Italy-bound woman, Mrs. Nnadi Chinyere, had been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

 Mrs Chinyere was arrested with 100 wraps of heroine on Tuesday, August 3, during an outward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways flight to  at the departure hall of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos. 

 The NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Abuja.

 Mr Babafemi said the operatives, who had sustained their nationwide offensive action against drug traffickers with strings of arrests and seizures, also intercepted two parcels of the same substance.

  He added that the drugs found on Chinyere were concealed in five containers of a hair relaxer cream.
Similarly, Mr Babafemi also said that operatives of the MMIA Command of the agency intercepted a UK-bound consignment of illicit drugs at the NAHCO export shed of the airport on Thursday, August 12,2021.

He said that further investigation revealed the consignment contained 66.600kg of cannabis sativa, in addition to 1.600kg heroin and 1.450kg of cocaine with a combined weight of 69.65kilograms, all concealed inside cosmetics.

 “Earlier, precisely Thursday, August 5, narcotic officers on routine patrol at the NAHCO export warehouse, intercepted another consignment of 25.8 kgs of cocaine and cannabis concealed inside foodstuffs going to London, UK.

 “When the export package was opened and examined, 2.3kg of cocaine and 23.5kg of compressed cannabis were discovered inside, ” he said.

 In the same vein, during a patrol operation along Akure-Owo road, a team of operatives from the Owo Area command of the agency equally intercepted a bus from Lagos enroute Owo to Ibilo, Kogi state, on August 7 packed with six parcels of skunk weighing 3.6kg.

 “Also recovered from the vehicle were 30 pinches of Crack Cocaine weighing 87grams and six sachets of Arizona weighing 265grams.

 “Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the trafficked illicit items,” he sai Meanwhile, on Friday, August 13, the Benue state command of the agency arrested an interstate trafficker, Eze Victor Ezenwanne along Apir- Aliade road, Makurdi, with 65.436kgs of diazepam tablets. 

 He added also that an ex-staff sergeant in the Nigerian Army, Muffat Ekong and one Frank Iredia Obamwonyi, were arrested on Wednesday, August 11, with 286.3kgs of cannabis at Ogwashi Uku, Delta state, enroute Enugu State.

 The spokesman quoted the Chairman, NDLEA, retired, Buba Marwa, as commending the officers and men of the MMIA command, Ondo, Borno, Benue and Delta States for the huge seizures and arrests. 

 He charged them and other commands to sustain the current momentum, assuring them that the Federal Government recognised their efforts and would continue to motivate them to do more.

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