A Brazil-based drug supplier, Okafor Okwudili Moses, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over 2.55 kilogrammes of cocaine recovered from a bathroom on the E-Arrival corridor of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The drug was found in the bathroom of the airport on November 12, 2021 after it was dumped there by a trafficker, who was clearly frightened of being caught by narcotic officers positioned on the airport.
The following day, the precise proprietor of the consignment, Moses, arrived on the airport from Brazil by way of an Ethiopian Airline flight and was promptly arrested.
While being interviewed in custody he confirmed he’s the proprietor of the seized illicit drug.
In different interdiction operations throughout the nation, over 6,043.857 kilogrammes of various illicit medicine have been recovered in 5 states particularly Adamawa, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo and Ebonyi with greater than two hectares of hashish farms destroyed.
A suspected faux safety agent, Abdullahi Mohammed, who claimed to be serving in one of many safety formations in Mubi, Adamawa State, was arrested with 4 blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 4kg alongside Bazza- Michika Road.
Also, 4 different suspects have been arrested at totally different areas in Jimeta, Yola North LGA, with assorted substances akin to Cannabis, Diazepam, Exol-5 and Tramadol tablets.
In Ondo State, three individuals particularly Alabi Idowu, Oluwatomipe Olorundare and Finity Sunday have been arrested on November 15, 2021 and a complete of two,771kg of Cannabis recovered from them at Oke Ogun camp, Ipele, Owo LGA, whereas 59-year-old Mrs Joy Peter was nabbed with over 39kg Cannabis and Tramadol tablets on November 17.
Similarly, over 2, 832kg of medicine have been seized and greater than two hectares of Cannabis farms destroyed in components of Ekiti State.
While 2,582kg of Cannabis was recovered on November 16 from Itapaji forest, Ipao, Ikole LGA, 250kg was seized from Ise forest, Ise-Orun LGA the place a Cannabis farm was additionally destroyed on November 18.
In Ebonyi, 29-year-old Ivoh Chukwuemeka, accompanied by his girlfriend, Ogbonna Peace, 18, was intercepted alongside Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway with 20.357kg Cannabis on November 19.
Similarly, 377.5kg Cannabis was seized from not less than two suspects particularly Lucky Okhian and Aaron Monday within the Owan West LGA in addition to Okpokhumi forest within the Owan East LGA of Edo State.
Reacting to the arrest of Okafor and different suspects in addition to the seizures from the states, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), counseled the officers and males concerned within the operations throughout the instructions for sustaining the warmth on drug cartels within the nation.
He mentioned, “We are proving to the bad guys and merchants of death that we’ll not stay a step ahead of them but two steps in this game, and this we must sustain as we prepare to go into the new year.”