Friday, February 23, 2024

Crippled man, ex-convict, varsity student nabbed for drug trafficking

BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a 42-year-old crippled man, allegedly trading in illicit drugs on his wheelchair in Edo State.

This was contained in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said the suspect was arrested in a raid of drug joints in parts of the state.

He said the suspect was nabbed at Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area, with 1.3kg of substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa and 10 litres of suspected Monkey Tail.

He also said that another suspect, a 46-year-old lady was arrested at Ugbegun, Esan Central LGA with four litres of suspected “monkey tail”.

“We also arrested another lady, 19, at Ekpoma, with various quantities of substances suspected to be Colorado, Methamphetamine and Molly.

“A 50kg suspected cannabis, stored in a bush ready for distribution was also recovered in Irrua area of the state,” he said.

Babafemi also said that two suspects were arrested at Lektop Hotel, Igbeba, Ijebu Ode, Ogun, with 39 litres of suspected Skuchies, as well as various quantities of tramadol, and rohypnol.

He further said that operatives in Imo State intercepted a female suspect, 40, at Orogwe, Owerri North with 70 blocks of suspected cannabis sativa weighing 30kg.

Meanwhile, a notorious drug dealer in Okitipupa area of Ondo State, a 42-year-old male had also been taken into custody.

Babafemi said that this was after different quantities of substances suspected to be Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Colorado and Loud were recovered from him.

“In Taraba, a suspect was arrested on Monday April 17, in connection with the seizure of 10,009 pills of tramadol, “he said.

In the same vein, NDLEA officers attached to courier companies intercepted two drug consignments consisting of ecstasy and skunk going to the United Arab Emirates. While the pills of ecstasy were concealed in a gold colour wedding gown, the skunk was hidden in a microcontroller.

This is even as a 400-level Marine Engineering student at the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Kelvin Ogenedoro has been arrested for dealing in 600grams of skunk. He was nabbed at the University’s gate in a follow-up operation following the interception of the consignment in a commercial bus along Tombia-Amassoma road.

In Adamawa State, a notorious drug dealer, Sunday Ishaku Emzor (aka Lalas) who was convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in 2010 for drug offences, was on Thursday 20th April arrested for drug dealing.

He was arrested at Hayin Gada, Imburu Numan LGA where he went to supply 1.650kg cannabis to an undercover operative. His Yellow Press Cub motorcycle used for supplying illicit drugs and a cash of N78, 120 suspected to be proceeds of the illegal business were recovered from him at the point of arrest.

On the same day in Kaduna, operatives acting on credible intelligence intercepted a truck conveying 110 bags and 200 compressed blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 1.223 tons (1,223kg) in Zaria while the truck driver, Adekunle Olanrewaju, 32, and his assistant, Tunde Jamiu, 20, were arrested.

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