The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a former soldier, a suspected fake soldier and a few others for being in possession of illicit drugs.
Director, Media and Advocacy of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. The “suspected fake soldier, Adeyemi Segun Olamide, was arrested in Maiduguri, Borno State, with 650 grams of skunk while a Nigerian Army ex-staff sergeant, Muffat Ekong and one Frank Iredia Obamwonyi, were arrested on Wednesday 11th August with 286.3kilo grams of cannabis at Ogwashi Uku, Delta state on their way to Enugu State.”
The agency also announced the arrest of an Italy-bound woman, Nnadi Chinyere, who was arrested on Tuesday with 100 wraps of heroine and two parcels of same substance at the departure hall of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
“OPERATIVES FROM THE RESPECTIVE COMMANDS WERE COMMENDED BY CHAIRMAN/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF NDLEA, BRIG. GEN. MOHAMED BUBA MARWA (RETD)
She was arrested during an outward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways flight to Florentine, Italy, with the drugs found on her concealed in five containers of hair relaxer cream.
In other arrests, operatives of the MMIA Command of the Agency “intercepted a United Kingdom bound consignment of illicit drugs at the NAHCO export shed of the airport. Further investigation reveals the consignment contains 66.600kg of cannabis sativa; 1.600kg heroin and 1.450kg of cocaine with a combined weight of 69.65 kilograms, all concealed inside cosmetics.”
“Furthermore, narcotic officers on routine patrol on Thursday intercepted another consignment of 25.8 kilograms of cocaine and cannabis concealed inside foodstuffs going to London, UK at NAHCO export warehouse, where 2.3kg of cocaine and 23.5kg of compressed cannabis were discovered in the package.
In another patrol, this time, along Akure-Owo road, operatives from Owo Area command of the Agency intercepted a bus from Lagos enroute Owo to Ibilo, Kogi state on 7th August and “recovered from the vehicle include six parcels of skunk weighing 3.6kg; 30 pinches of Crack Cocaine weighing 87grams and six sachets of Arizona weighing 265grams,” and arrested two suspects in connection with the drug trafficking.
Operatives from the respective Commands were commended by Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd) for the seizures and arrests while charging them not to relent in their efforts which is being noticed by President Muhammadu Buhari.