NDLEA seize 5, 344kg Imported Skunk Consignments In Lagos

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has reportedly intercepted two imported consignments of Loud, a strong strain of cannabis, with a combined weight of 5,344.1 kilograms along the Epe-Lekki corridor and at the Alfa Beach, Lekki area of Lagos State.

Femi Babafemi, the agency’s Director, Media and Advocacy, who revealed this in a release, said based on credible intelli­gence its operatives laid ambush for a white truck conveying 50 jumbo bags of the illicit sub­stance weighing 2, 434.1kg along the Epe-Lekki Expressway in the early hours of Monday, June 19.

The truck driver however jumped out of the vehicle and escaped in a security hilux van escorting the truck, after the anti-narcotics officers successfully demobilized the truck conveying the drug exhibits.

Also, officers of the Marine Command of the Agency the following day, Tuesday 20th also acting on intelligence intercepted a boat loaded with the same imported substance weighing 2,910kg around Alfa Beach upon arrival from Ghana.

Babafemi also said that in Niger State, two suspects, Abubakar Mohammed, 32, and Nuhu Sale, 43, were arrested on Sunday, June 18, along Abuja ex­pressway, Suleja with 31 jumbo bags of skunk weighing 517kg, while a 30-year-old Amina Alilu was arrested with 171kg of the substance on Wednesday, June 21 at Ogbogodo Village, Dekina LGA, Kogi State.

“A suspected fake female se­curity agent, Ogedegbe Dorcas, 34, was also nabbed at Ajegunle Asa Dam Area of Ilorin, Kwara State with 30kg of cannabis on Thursday, June 22, while in Oyo State, NDLEA operatives inter­cepted 42-year-old Segun Olajide with 49.2kg of same substance on Saturday, June 24 in Oyo town.

Operatives in Edo State stormed Ekudo Forest, Uhun­mwode LGA where they de­stroyed a cannabis farm measur­ing 2.494863 hectares, recovered processed weeds weighing 67kg and arrested six suspects name­ly, Onyeka Onyedinma; Mon­day Onyedi; Alex Eboh; Edosa Imariagbe; Godbless Tunde and Godstime Osarobo in the early hours of Monday, June 19

Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of the Lagos, Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Oyo, Edo and Marine Commands for blocking over five tons of illicit substances from going into circulation in the country in the past week.

He charged them and their compatriots across other formations to remain committed to the corporate goal of ridding Nigeria of the menace of substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking.



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