Two Businessmen Excrete 193 Cocaine Pellets in NDLEA Custody
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Two Businessmen Excrete 193 Cocaine Pellets in NDLEA Custody

Two businessmen have excreted 193 pellets of Cocaine after three days in observatory custody.

The suspected traffickers were arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, on Wednesday, for cocaine ingestion upon their arrival from Uganda via Addis Ababa, onboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 951.

They were identified as 49-year-old Onoh Ebere and 47-year-old Christian Ifeanyi Ogbuji.

“They both travelled to Uganda and from there crossed over to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where they picked the consignments before returning to Abuja with Lagos as their final destination.

“After days in the excretion room, Ebere Onoh excreted a total of 100 pellets weighing 2.137kg while Christian Ifeanyi Ogbuji expelled 93 pellets hidden in his stomach with a gross weight of 1.986kg,” NDLEA Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi.

In another development, two notorious drug joints, Zaro Bunk in Bama Road, Sabongari, and the Sani Abacha indoor stadium, both in Kano metropolis were raided and a total of 160 suspects were arrested with different quantities of illicit substances.

Two suspects, 55-year-old Abubakar Sallau and 25-year-old Nazifi Abdullahi, were arrested on Saturday along Kano-Maiduguri Road, with 5,000 pills of Tramadol 200mg, while a total of 65,200 tablets of tramadol and exol-5 were seized from the duo of 30-year-old Adamu Nagati, and 35-year-old Ali Nasiru.

Operatives in Abuja also arrested 25 suspects in raids across Tora Bora, Gwarinpa village, 3rd Avenue in Gwarinpa, Karamo, Garki market, Sabongari Bwari and New Kucigoro IDP camp, within the FCT.

According to Mr BabaFemi, another bid to smuggle a consignment of 24kg cannabis indica concealed in imported used cars from Canada to Lagos was frustrated by NDLEA operatives who seized the illicit substance on Thursday during a joint 100% examination of a container marked, MSMU 7412069, at the Prime Connection Bonded terminal, off Oshodi-Apapa expressway.

Two clearing agents linked with the container, Chief G.O. Njokwu and Mr. Christopher Obialor, were arrested in collaboration with men of the Customs Service.

Also, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, DOGI, attached to courier firms intercepted a Saudi Arabia-bound 398 grams of Cocaine hidden in native dresses during outward clearance of goods.

A female suspect, Fatima Hassan, was arrested on Friday at Agege, Lagos with 33.5kg of cannabis sativa, while 44kg of the same substance was recovered the same day from the Lagos Island warehouse of a fleeing drug dealer. On Thursday, another suspect, Peter Joseph, was arrested along Lagos/Ibadan expressway with 10,000 pills of Tramadol 250mg and 1,500 tablets of Rohypnol concealed inside his Toyota Sienna vehicle, with registration number NRK 961XB.

Similarly, a total of 68, 300 pills of various opioids, mainly tramadol, were recovered from one Bello Nasiru Usman when the truck conveying the illicit drugs was intercepted in Awka, Anambra State, while 460,000mls of Akuskura in 7,800 bottles were seized from a dealer, 42- year-old Mohammed Kyari when he was arrested in Gamboru Ngala town, Jere LGA, Borno on Wednesday.

The hideout of a notorious drug dealer, Jimoh Lekan (aka komokomo) in Owode, Ogun State, was raided by Operatives in collaboration with soldiers and 134kg of cannabis was recovered from his store on Thursday. Another suspect, 32-year-old Bashir Usman, was arrested at the Gangare Area of Jos with 43.951kg of cannabis.

While commending the officers and men of NAIA, Tincan, Kano, FCT, Lagos, Ogun, Taraba, Borno, Plateau and Anambra Commands of the Agency as well as those of DOGI for their resilience, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has urged them and their peers across the country to intensify their drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction activities.


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