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NDLEA: 8,268kg of hard drugs seized in seven states within one week

NDLEA: 8,268kg of hard drugs seized in seven states within one week
August 08
16:54 2021

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has seized more than 8,268 kilogrammes of illicit drugs, including cocaine, heroin, tramadol, methamphetamine and skunk.

Femi Babafemi, the spokesperson of the agency, disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

He said the agency recovered the items during a weeklong raid in Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Enugu, Bauchi, Edo and Anambra states.

Babafemi said the agency intercepted no fewer than 15 drug dealers, including a woman in a wheelchair.

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He added that the mop-up was based on the directive of Buba Marwa, chairman of NDLEA.

Babafemi said that the bulk of the seized drugs were recovered from Ondo and Edo, adding that the raids in Akwa Ibom led to the recovery of 64.903 kilogrammes of illicit drugs, including 1.203 kilogrammes of crack cocaine from 26-year old Nwoye Solomon.

The statement reads: “In Akure, a 27-year old Omokayode Adedayo was on Friday, arrested on Oda road, Akure south LGA; in Adamawa state, a drug dealer, Ikechukwu Onuh, was arrested at Jimeta, Yola on Thursday with 14.400 kilogrammes of tramadol packaged as diclofenac to evade detection, in Enugu, 19.08 kilogrammes of cocaine and skunk were recovered from three suspects, including a 35-year old cripple, Iyiogwe Chinenye and 25-year old Aja David.

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“Different quantities of cocaine and heroin were also seized from an 18-year old drug dealer, Jude Chinedu during raids at Inland town area of Onitsha, Anambra; more than 59 kilogrammes of a psychotropic substance, pentazocine, was intercepted in a bus from Jos, Plateau to Bauchi with more than 148 kilogrammes of different variants of skunk.”

He added that different quantities of tramadol, methamphetamine and skunk going to the UK, Australia, New Zealand and UAE were intercepted in two courier firms in Lagos.

On his part, Marwa commended the officers and said the nationwide offensive against drug cartels will continue across all commands “until the last gramme of illicit drug is retrieved from the street”.

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