NDLEA Apprehends Terrorists' Supplier, Seizes 7.6 Tons of Illegal Drugs

NDLEA Apprehends Terrorists’ Supplier, Seizes 7.6 Tons of Illegal Drugs

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In a significant operation, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 42-year-old individual attempting to transport thousands of concealed opioid pills to insurgents’ stronghold in the Banki area of Borno State.

Furthermore, the agency apprehended a pregnant woman and a mother of three, along with three other women, for their involvement in drug trafficking during extensive interdiction operations conducted by NDLEA operatives.

According to Femi Babafemi, the spokesperson for NDLEA, a total of 7,609 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were seized across eight states.

In Borno State, Ahmad Mohammed, suspected to be a supplier of illicit drugs to insurgents in Banki, was intercepted by NDLEA operatives at Bama checkpoint. Upon searching his luggage, 20,000 capsules of tramadol were discovered. Similarly, in Anambra State, six suspects were arrested, including a pregnant woman and another lady, for dealing in illicit substances. Various drugs, including cannabis, tramadol, diazepam, and codeine syrup, were seized from them.

The largest seizure was made in Nasarawa State, where a truck carrying 367 jumbo bags of cannabis sativa, weighing 4,037 kilograms, was intercepted based on credible intelligence. Three suspects were arrested in connection with this seizure.

In Lagos, raids led to the arrest of suspects found in possession of cannabis, codeine syrup, and other psychotropic substances. Similar operations were carried out in Abuja, Ondo, Edo, and Kano states, resulting in the arrest of individuals trafficking large quantities of illegal drugs.

The operations spanned various locations, indicating the NDLEA’s commitment to combating drug trafficking across the country. These arrests and seizures represent a significant blow to illicit drug networks and underscore the agency’s relentless efforts to curb drug-related crimes.

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