NDLEA recovers hard drugs concealed in tomato pastes, clothes in Lagos - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Sunday, September 10, 2023

NDLEA recovers hard drugs concealed in tomato pastes, clothes in Lagos

.....intercepts 399 Kaduna-bound explosives; arrests grandma, 16 others 

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted consignments of skunk concealed in tins of tomato paste and methamphetamine, hidden in used clothes meant for export to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. 

The anti narcortic agency explained that while the skunk in tomato pastes consignment weighing 20.00 kilograms was intercepted on Friday September 8, 2023, at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja, the meth shipment with a gross weight of 1.60kg  was seized at a courier company in Lagos.

This is just as it has disclosed the recovery of  399 pieces of improvised explosive devices  from one Asana Oluwagbenga Leke, 39, along Mokwa-Jebba road, Kwara state.

Consequently, 17 suspects among who was a 60-year-old grand mother, were arrested in different operations carried out in ten states of the federation.

Giving a breakdown of the arrests and recoveries made between September 4,2023, to September 8,2023,the agency's Director,  Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, said among them was a consignment of 556 grams of Canadian Loud sent from Canada to one Tunji Adebayo, in Ikorodu area of Lagos. 

He said Adebayo was not around when operatives visited his house at 52, Aina Atoloye street, Ikorodu.
"He however directed his younger brother to sign for the package on his behalf. The brother was promptly arrested. 

"Meanwhile, NDLEA operatives on Monday September 4,2023, raided the enclave of a notorious drug lord in Akala, Mushin, Lagos, Abdul Rauf (aka ‘Na God) where 1,101kgs of Ghanaian Loud were recovered and three suspects arrested while the wanted kingpin remains at large", Babafemi said. 

He added that " Also, no fewer than 399 pieces of improvised explosive devices were recovered by NDLEA operatives from one Asana Oluwagbenga Leke, 39, along Mokwa-Jebba road, Kwara State, on Thursday September 7,2023. In his statement, the suspect said the explosives were handed to him at a park in Ibadan to be delivered to someone in Kaduna. The suspect and exhibits have since been transferred to the military authorities in Niger state.

"In Kogi State, 22-year-old Agada Emmanuel was arrested with 77.400kgs cannabis on Thursday  September 7,2023,on  Okene - Lokoja - Abuja expressway while a total of 369,980 pills of opioids were also recovered on the same road on Monday  September 4,2023 and the suspect linked to the seizure, Kabiru Ahmad Abdullahi arrested in a follow up operation in Gombe state.

"In Ogun state, a follow up operation led to the arrest of Yinka Azeez at Sabo Lafenwa, Abeokuta on Tuesday  September 5,2023, following the seizure of 41kgs cannabis from Titilayo Adetayo at Sagumu Interchange the previous day. At least, two suspects: Muhammad Aliyu, 38, and Abdullahi Zakariya, 40, were arrested in Zaria-Kano Road and Haye Arewa, Hotoro, Kano, respectively over 426.5 kilograms of skunk seized from them on Tuesday 5th September. 

"While Onyeka Uzor, 25, was arrested at Idemili, Anambra state, with 64.8kgs skunk and tramadol, another suspect, Destiny Irabor was nabbed on Friday , September 8,2023,with over 180kgs of opioids loaded in his Toyota Sienna bus. In Kaduna, two suspects: Ahmed Yusuf and Rilwan Nura were arrested on Wednesday  September 6,2023,in connection with the seizure of 100 blocks of cannabis weighing 55kgs along Abuja road.

"In Edo state, operatives stormed the Ekudo forest, Onwude Local Government Area ,where they destroyed cannabis farms measuring 4.236347 hectares.
 In the same vein, operatives on Thursday September 7, raided the house of one Amuodu Egwehide, 40, in Iloje Okpuje, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State,where they recovered 22 bags of skunk weighing 261.4kgs, while a 60-year-old grandma, Mrs. Eunice Egwehide was arrested in the town same day with 17kgs of same substance seized from her.  

"A suspect, Gapchiya Modu, 26, was arrested with 60kgs of cannabis along Kano-Nguru Road, Nguru, Yobe state, while in Imo state, 200 blocks of the same substance weighing 57kgs were recovered from Usim Orji, 45, along Aba-Owerri road on Wednesday  September 6,2023.

"After over two months of surveillance, NDLEA operatives on Wednesday  September 6,2023,arrested a wanted kingpin, Idoko Festus Ifesinachi, 40, linked to the importation of 76.9kgs Canadian Loud intercepted in a container marked MSDU6686346 at the Port Harcourt Ports Complex, Onne, Rivers state on June 2,2023.He was arrested at his hideout in Lagos and taken to Port Harcourt. 

"While commending the officers and men of the MMIA, Ogun, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Anambra, Niger, Edo, Yobe, and Imo Commands of the Agency as well as those of DOGI, for their balanced efforts in drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction activities, the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) urged them and their compatriots across the country to keep up the good work", Babafemi stated.

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