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NDLEA Makes Major Drug Busts (Photos)

NDLEA Makes Major Drug Busts (Photos)

NDLEA Makes Major Drug Busts (Photos)

Aysha S. Rabo

In a significant breakthrough, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered an illicit drug consignment ingeniously concealed in the engine compartment of an interstate commercial bus. Alongside this discovery, two grandfathers were apprehended in connection with drug trafficking. The operation took place on Thursday, March 7, 2024, along the Gbongan – Ibadan road in Osun state.

During a stop and search operation, NDLEA officers discovered 5.2kg of cannabis sativa and opioids stashed in the engine compartment of a bus marked VDY 187 XA. The bus driver, Iorliam Sughnen Dominic, 35, was taken into custody for further investigation.

In a related development, NDLEA operatives busted two skuchies factories in Osun and Lagos. On March 6, 26-year-old Obasanmi Esther Iyanu, a skuchies producer, was arrested in Osogbo, Osun state. A raid on her hideout led to the seizure of 16.5 liters of the illicit substance, along with various quantities of molly and cannabis.

In a parallel operation, NDLEA agents in Borno state apprehended a 70-year-old grandfather, Mallam Mai Gemu Adam, and a 65-year-old, Yamama Musa, on charges of drug trafficking.

The NDLEA continued its successful streak by intercepting a cocaine consignment at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. A 40-year-old businessman, Ejike Chibuke Solomon, was arrested with 1.45 kilograms of cocaine concealed in his luggage. The suspect claimed to be on a business trip to Vietnam.

Simultaneously, NDLEA operatives targeted a drug syndicate dealing in methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin in Lagos. Raids on the residences of Esimone Amachukwu Christopher and Ebele Edwin Iwuegbunam resulted in the seizure of substantial quantities of illicit substances.

The agency’s proactive approach extended to other states, with operations in Kogi, Ogun, Lagos, and Borno leading to the interception of cannabis, opioids, and other drugs. The NDLEA remains committed to its War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) campaign, conducting sensitisation lectures in various schools and communities across the country.

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the officers and commands involved for their remarkable achievements and emphasised the agency’s dedication to intensifying WADA advocacy lectures.

NDLEA Makes Major Drug Busts (Photos)

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