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NDLEA arrests ‘fake security agent’ trafficking drugs from Benin Republic to Nigeria

NDLEA arrests ‘fake security agent’ trafficking drugs from Benin Republic to Nigeria
April 08
18:58 2021

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested one Basiru Ibrahim, described as a “fake security agent”, for allegedly trafficking drugs from Benin Republic to Nigeria.

Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Ibrahim, who reportedly identified himself as a senior official of the Sokoto command of a law enforcement agency, was arrested in Kebbi state, where he was found to be in possession of “skunk”.

Skunk can sometimes be used to refer to a brand of cannabis.

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Babafemi added that the 38-year-old Ibrahim was caught at a checkpoint, while transporting the said items in his personal car.

“A suspected fake security agent, Basiru Ibrahim, who specialises in trafficking illicit drugs from Benin Republic through Lagos to Sokoto state, has been arrested with 280 kilogrammes of skunk and Diazepam in the Northwest state,” the statement reads.

“The suspect was caught at about 8.30 pm on April 3 conveying 140kg of skunk and another 140kg of Diazepam in his personal Peugeot 406 saloon car with registration number Lagos KSF 60 BE at Kingakwai checkpoint, Kamba, Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi state.

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“According to the state commander of the NDLEA, Peter Odaudu, the claim by the suspect, who is 38 years old, to being a senior official of the Sokoto state command of a law enforcement agency is still being investigated.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have trafficked drugs three times in the past from Benin Republic for a notorious dealer known as Queen.”

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