CANNABIS: NDLEA ARRESTS 2 BARONS, DANGOTE'S DRIVER IN EDO

The Edo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspected cannabis barons with a remarkable seizure of eighteen thousand, two hundred and ninety-four kilogrammes (18,294kg) which is 18.2 metric tons of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis. The estimated street value of the seized drug is over one hundred and eighty-three (183) million naira.

NDLEA ARRESTS GRAND MOTHER WITH COCAINE TO JEDDAH

A fifty-seven (57) year-old grandmother, and textile merchant at Balogun market in Lagos has been caught in connection with cocaine smuggling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The suspect, Odeyemi Omolara Morayo who claimed to be going on a pilgrimage to Jedda, Saudi Arabia had all the paraphernalia of a pilgrim save for the narcotic content of her luggage.

ABUJA AIRPORT CLOSURE: ABDALLAH ASSURES OF STRICT NARCOTIC CHECK

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha. Abdallah (retd) has assured members of the public of strict narcotic screening at the Kaduna airport. This according to him will help in preventing illicit movement of narcotic drugs by drug cartels. Abdallah made the pledge following the interception of two suspected drug traffickers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja few hours to its closure on Wednesday March 8, 2017 with 2.150kg of heroin from Tanzania and 386 grammes of cocaine to Cambodia.

COURT SENTENCED PILGRIM TO TEN YEARS WITH HARD LABOUR

Justice B.O. Quadri of the Federal High Court Abuja has sentenced a 55 year old female pilgrim Binuyo Basirat Iyabo caught last September smuggling 76 pellets of cocaine weighing 931 grammes to Medina, Saudi Arabia to ten years imprisonment with hard labour with effect from today. In his judgement delivered on Monday February 27, 2017 Quadri said that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to others. Besides, he lambasted the convict for not revealing the identities of her sponsors.

DRUG CARTEL ABANDONS HEROIN AT MMIA AS NDLEA ARRESTS TWO SUSPECTS

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered 6.158kg of heroin abandoned at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The consignment which originated from Pakistan was left unclaimed on the conveyor belt at the arrival hall during the inward screening of passengers on Etihad Airways flight. Two suspected drug traffickers were also apprehended at the airport while attempting to smuggle 2.035kg of cocaine concealed in cassava flour to Nairobi, Kenya and 2.485kg of cannabis to Qatar.

NDLEA ARRESTS STATIONER WITH 73 WRAPS OF COCAINE

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have prevented attempt by a forty-nine (49) year old stationer to export 1.699kg of cocaine to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The arrest was made at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja when a passenger, Nwafor Samson Tochukwu tested positive for narcotic ingestion during the outward screening of an Ethiopian airline flight. 
NDLEA commander at the Abuja airport, Hamisu Lawan said that Nwafor excreted seventy-three (73) wraps of whitish substance that tested positive to cocaine weighing 1.699kgs under observation. "The Abuja airport command of the Agency arrested one Nwafor Samson Tochukwu who tested positive for drug ingestion during routine check on Ethiopian airline passengers. He was immediately placed under observation where he excreted 73 wraps of cocaine that weighed 1.699kgs" Hamisu stated.  

HEROIN SMUGGLING: AUTOMOBILE PARTS DEALER BAGS TEN YEARS SENTENCE

Honourable Justice Sale Kogo Idrissa of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced an automobile parts dealer, Okeke Chika Victor to ten years imprisonment over heroin smuggling. He pleaded not guilty to a one count charge of unlawful importation of heroin filed against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). After five months of intense trial, Justice Sale found him guilty and sentenced him to ten years imprisonment.

The heroin weighing 10.6kg and concealed inside new submersible water pumping machines were illegally imported from Maputo in Mozambique in April 2016. NDLEA officers at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) made the discovery during an inward screening of an Ethiopian Airline flight. After an intense follow-up operation the convict, Okeke Chika Victor was arrested on September 3, 2016 and charged to court.

DRUG CARTELS SEEK NEW ASIAN MARKET AS NDLEA SEIZED 4.4KG OF METHAMPHETAMINE TO CAMBODIA

With an estimated cost of over three hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars per kilogramme of crystal methamphetamine in South East Asia, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is poised to counter moves by drug cartels to explore new markets in the illicit drug trade. The anti-narcotic Agency made good her operational plan following the interception of a textile merchant with 4.4kgs of methamphetamine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja on his way to the kingdom of Cambodia. This is the first seizure of the year at the airport and the first consignment going to Cambodia. The estimated street value of the drug is over ($1.4) million dollars in Asia.

NDLEA ARRESTS TWO SUSPECTS WITH COCAINE AT MMIA

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested an importer of electronics on his way to Hong Kong for ingesting cocaine. Another suspect who lives in Athens, Greece was also apprehended in connection with unlawful possession of wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine. The arrests were made at the Murtalla Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight to Hong Kong and Egypt Airline flight to Athens.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the suspects had targeted the Christmas holiday to smuggle cocaine out of the country but drug law enforcement officials at the Lagos airport were able to uncover their plan. The total weight of cocaine seized from the suspects is 1.150kgs.

NDLEA DISCOVERS COCAINE INSIDE SHOES

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