The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested Okafor Okwudili Moses, a suspected drug dealer from Brazil, over 2.55 kilograms of cocaine found in a restroom at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos.
On Friday, November 12th, the substance was discovered in the airport’s restroom after it was reportedly abandoned by a trafficker who was clearly afraid of being caught by narcotic Officers at the airport.
The next day, the guy traveled in from Brazil on an Ethiopian Airlines flight and was swiftly apprehended. During interrogation while in detention, he admitted to possessing the package.
In a separate operation, Abdullahi Mohammed, a suspected fake security agent who claimed to be serving in one of Adamawa state’s security formations, was apprehended with four blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 4kg along the Bazza-Michika road.
Four additional individuals were apprehended with a variety of drugs in Jimeta and Yola North Local Government Areas of the state, including cannabis, diazepam, Exol-5, and tramadol tablets.
On Monday, November 15th, three people, Alabi Idowu, Oluwatomipe Olorundare, and Finity Sunday, were arrested and 2,771kg of cannabis was recovered from them at Oke-Ogun camp, Ipele, Owo Local Government Area. Mrs. Joy Peter, 59, was apprehended in Ondo State.
In areas of Ekiti state, over 2, 832kg of drugs were recovered, and more than two hectares of cannabis cultivation were destroyed. On Tuesday, November 16th, 2,582kg of cannabis was taken from Itapaji woodland, Ipao, Ikole Local Government Area, while 250kg was seized from Ise forest, Ise-Orun Local Government Area, where the cannabis farm was also destroyed.
In Ebonyi State, a 29-year-old Ivoh Chukwuemeka, alongside his girlfriend, Ogbonna Peace, 18, were accosted along the Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway with 20.357kg cannabis.
In the same vein, 377.5kg cannabis was seized from at least two suspects: Lucky Okhian and Aaron Monday in Owan West Local Government Area as well as the Okpokhumi forest in Owan East Local Government Areas of Edo state.
Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd), Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, expressed his gratitude to the officers and men who participated in the operations across the commands.
“We are proving to the bad guys and merchants of death that well 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”, he stated.