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Wanted notorious drug dealer, other suspects arrested as NDLEA intercepts Meth consignments at Lagos airport and courier firm

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Makes an attempt by drug traffickers to export parcels of Methamphetamine popularly known as Mkpuru Mmiri regionally hid in Cornflakes packs and physique cream containers to Malaysia and Australia have been foiled by operatives of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company, NDLEA at Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Ikeja, and a courier firm in Lagos.

 

Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Bafemi, in a press release on Sunday, June 19, stated two freight brokers; Nneji Anoma And Etoh Barnabas concerned within the bid to export 9 parcels of Methamphetamine weighing 1.45kg hidden in packs of cornflakes to Malaysia by way of the NAHCO export shed of the MMIA on Wednesday fifteenth June 2022, have been arrested.

 

One other consignment of 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg packaged as Tramaking containing 500,000 tablets with a complete weight of 407kg and an estimated road worth of Two Hundred Million Naira (N200, 000, 000) have been seized throughout a joint examination with the Customs on the NCS warehouse. The consignment, which had arrived SAHCO import shed since sixth June from India through Ethiopian Airline was ultimately transferred to the NDLEA by Customs on Wednesday fifteenth June.

 

Yesterday, Tuesday 14th June, the same joint examination with Customs on the Customs enforcement terminal, Tincan seaport, Lagos led to the seizure of 33 parcels of hashish indica (Colorado) weighing 16.5kgs. The drug exhibit was recovered from a 40-foot container, TRHU 7874497 containing 4 automobiles. The hashish coming from Montreal, Canada was found in three out of the 4 automobiles within the container.

 

In the identical vein, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and Common Investigation, DOGI on the Company connected to a courier firm have intercepted a kilogram of Methamphetamine hid in physique cream containers heading to Australia.

 

In the meantime, the drug cartels additionally suffered losses in different operations throughout Adamawa, Borno, Kogi, Ogun, Zamfara and Taraba state. A infamous drug supplier, Abdullahi Musa, a.ok.a Yerima Uding wished for some previous assaults on officers and males of the company was within the early hours of Thursday sixteenth June arrested in Hong city, Adamawa state.

 

The 53-year-old suspect was caught with 57 blocks of compressed hashish sativa, hid within the boot of his ash colored Toyota Corolla automobile with reg. no. GMB 185 MF. He has been fingered because the mastermind of the mob assault in Hong on sixth October, 2020 that led to the demise of an NDLEA operative and one other officer now bedridden on account of everlasting incapacitation.

 

In Borno State, one other drug supplier Umar Musa was arrested in Tashan Kano, Gwoza LGA on Thursday seventeenth June with 8,000 capsules and tablets of Tramadol weighing 4.550kgs, whereas 32.182kgs hashish had been seized by NDLEA operatives alongside Okene/Abuja freeway, Kogi state from a business bus travelling from Lagos to Abuja.

 

Following credible intelligence, operatives additionally arrested one Nwanbunike Chibuike, 22, with 19,576 tablets of Exol-5, Diazepam, Tramadol and Rohypnol in addition to 7.9 litres of Codeine at Ogere, Ikenne LGA, Ogun state on Wednesday fifteenth June.

 

In Zamfara, a consignment of 11,660 tablets of Hyponox and 6,000 ampoules of pentazocine injection was recovered from a drug supplier, Success Amaefuna at Tsafe space of the state on his technique to Sokoto state, whereas 5,000 tablets of Tramadol had been seized from Darius John F. Mbugun, 33, who ordered the consignment from Onitsha, Anambra state. The drug exhibit was hid in a bag of gari for distribution in Gembu, Sardauna LGA, Taraba state.

 

Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa, counseled the officers and males of the MMIA, DOGI, Tincan, Adamawa, Borno, Kogi, Ogun, Zamfara and Taraba Instructions of the Company for the seizures and arrests of the previous week.

 

He inspired them and their compatriots throughout different formations to stay vigilant and intensify their offensive motion towards the drug cartels in all components of the nation.

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