NDLEA intercepts 16.85 kg of cocaine, heroin consignments at Lagos port, airport

NDLEA intercepts 16.85 kg of cocaine, heroin consignments at Lagos port, airport

Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi revealed this in a statement on Sunday.

According to a report by The PUNCH, the numerous agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency intercepted consignments of cocaine and heroin weighing a total of 16.85 kilograms worth more than N4.9 billion dollars at the sea port of Apapa and all Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi revealed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said four people are currently being investigated for the 13.65kg cocaine seized aboard a ship, MV Karteria, which entered the port of Apapa from Santos, Brazil on Sunday, November 7, 2021, just three weeks after 32 , 9 kg of cocaine were intercepted at the port on another ship, the MV Chayanee Naree, also from Santos, Brazil.

According to the statement, “In well-coordinated follow-up operations, no less than five people were arrested in different parts of Lagos and Delta states in connection with the seizure of 3,200 kg of heroin found on a passenger, Christian Osondu at the E-Arrivals hall of the MMIA, Friday 5 November, during the customs clearance of passengers on the Air Peace flight from South Africa. A quick follow-up operation on the same day led to the arrest of a certain Ude Onyeka Victor, in the Mafoluku area of ​​Oshodi, Lagos.

“Ude Onyeka confessed that his older brother, Ikenna Ude, who lives in South Africa, had ordered him to collect the bag containing the drug and hand it over to another person who should have come from the Delta state. A second follow-up operation resulted in the arrest of Abanjo Innocent who came to Lagos from the Delta State to pick up the bag containing the drugs around the Cele Bus stop, Okota on Saturday 6 November. He also confessed that he was instructed by a certain Oseki Chinedu, who lives in South Africa, to go to Lagos to collect the bag and take it to the Agbor intersection in the Delta state. The third follow-up operation led to the arrest of Ihator Theophilus Isioma at Agbor Junction, in the Delta state, on Sunday 7 November ”.

The statement also claims that NDLEA agents in Bayelsa state on Saturday, November 13, 2021 arrested an Obeluo Emeka from Anambra West local government area of ​​Anambra state with 600 grams of heroin.

“The suspect who is an engine spare parts dealer based in Douala, Cameroon, had arrived in Yenagoa by waterway to deliver the substance to a secret address in Lagos.

“No fewer than four suspects were arrested and various quantities of cocaine, cannabis, tramadol and methamphetamine were seized from them during weekend raids in the communities of Rumuokoro, Elelenwo and Omagwa / Elele in Rivers state. Those arrested include Elizabeth Iniama, Sir King Emmanuel, Godgift King and Amadi Bright.

“A total of 18.51 kg of assorted illicit drugs was recovered on Saturday 13 November when officers raided a neighborhood in Bayan Gari and Sir Ahmadu Bello Way, Bauchi City, Bauchi State, where two suspects; Mr. Gabriel Iwagbuan and Ms. Cecilia Ezena were arrested.

“While Hadiza Ibrahim, 23, was arrested on Saturday 12 November along the Okene-Lokoja highway with 54 kg of cannabis, one Sunday Nnam aka Idowu was caught on the same day in the Emene area of ​​Enugu with 45 kg of the same substance. . Similarly, one Umar Muhammad was arrested with 25,700 Tramadol capsules weighing 15.1 kg in the Tudun Hatsi area of ​​Gombe.

“In the state of Ogun, following credible information, two suspects; David Oduku and Ifeanyi Raphael, were intercepted along the Ore-Shagamu highway with 364.98 kg of cannabis transported in a blue Toyota Sienna bus, while two suspects; Buhari Jamiu and Ajibola Jimoh were arrested in the early hours of Sunday 14 November with 189 kg of cannabis in Olorunlagba, Bode Saadu area of ​​Kwara state.

“While commending the officers and men of the port command of Apapa and MMIA, as well as their counterparts in the states of Bayelsa, Rivers, Bauchi, Kogi, Enugu, Gombe, Ogun and Kwara, for supporting the maximum offensive action against the cartels of the drug in the country, NDLEA President / CEO, Brig. gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retired) has instructed them and their colleagues from other Commands to remain vigilant at all times ”.

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