NDLEA arrests 10 on-line drug traffickers, seizes 107kg cocaine in recent raids

NDLEA arrests 10 on-line drug traffickers, seizes 107kg cocaine in recent raids 2By Kingsley Omonobi

… Intercepts heroin, meth going to Europe, UAE in Lagos

…Nabs 11 despatch bikes, automotive uwed for distributing medication in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have launched recent raids on on-line drug traffickers within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, throughout which a younger girl and her boyfriend in addition to eight others had been arrested and diverse medication recovered from them.

The first suspect, 28-year-old Ese Patrick who sells her illicit substances by Instagram account; Ese’sOvenSecret, was tracked and arrested with some items of brownies ordered on-line by NDLEA’s undercover brokers, on twenty first May, 2021 and delivered by herself and her boyfriend in a Mercedes Benz automotive.

An announcement by Femi Babafemi, Director of Media and Advocacy stated “A observe up operation at her (Ese’s) residence led to the seizure of 400 grams of Arizona weed, which she makes use of in baking the brownies.

“Further investigation led to the arrest of 1 Iyama Patrick, with 450 grams of Arizona weed. He provides Ese the hashish she makes use of.

A day earlier, a bike belonging to a courier firm, Sky Port was deserted by a despatch rider in Wuse zone 4 upon sighting NDLEA’s outpost within the space.

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The bike was later discovered to include a number of pinches of crack cocaine (a.okay.a Challie), and a few envelopes of Arizona meant for supply.

Another on-line drug trafficker, Peter Nkejika was arrested on Monday twenty fourth May 2021 following an arrest of a despatch rider with some amount of Loud, a extremely psychoactive variant of hashish.

Each portion of loud prices N30, 000 and the rider was caught with 17 parts for supply.

Also on Tuesday twenty fifth May, NDLEA operatives intercepted two on-line drug transactions and arrested two despatch riders with some portions of cocaine and Loud already packaged for supply recovered from them.

In all, 5 despatch riders and a girl, Dolapo Benjamin who owns bikes concerned in door to door distribution of medication and drug based mostly edibles; muffins and brownies had been arrested whereas six despatch bikes concerned in door to door drug distribution had been seized.

Also seized from them had been assorted medication; Cocaine, Crack /Challie, Molly/ Ecstasy, Skunk, Brownies and Loud, which is the most costly psychoactive variant of hashish on the town.

In a associated improvement, on the twenty seventh May 2021, operatives intercepted 30 compressed parcels of hashish, heading to Ningi, Bauchi state, in addition to Rohypnol and Tramadol meant for the FCT.

The medication weighing 105.5 kilograms had been seized alongside Gwagwalada- Abuja highway, in a luxurious bus.

Three individuals had been arrested in reference to the reveals, whereas two extra despatch bikes had been seized with some portions of cocaine and hashish on Saturday, May 29 because the raids throughout the FCT intensify.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations (DOGI) of the company have intercepted 445 grams of Methamphetamine going to New Zealand and hid inside USB chargers and hair attachments, with one other 450 grams of hashish sativa going to UAE and hid inside native cleaning soap containers at a courier firm in Lagos.

In the identical vein, 125 grams of heroin hid inside tutorial thesis books was seized at one other agency whereas 2kg of hashish sativa hidden inside tractor’s balloon was intercepted at one other courier firm additionally in Lagos.

Following the newest arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed the FCT Command of the Agency to instantly embark on cease and search of business despatch riders throughout the nation’s capital metropolis to curb the web drug trafficking pattern within the FCT.

He additionally recommended the Commander, Mohammed Malami Sokoto, his officers and males for the current successes and sustaining the offensive in opposition to the newest pattern in illicit drug trafficking within the nation’s seat of energy.

The NDLEA boss additionally recommended officers and males of DOGI for his or her vigilance and dedication to work.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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NDLEA arrests 10 on-line drug traffickers, seizes 107kg cocaine in recent raids

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