Sunday, February 25, 2024

NDLEA seizes illicit drugs in Lagos, others

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Sunday said it has seized 4,560 kilogrammes of skunk in an interdiction operation in Lagos, Adamawa, and Osun and arrested four members of a drug syndicate including two church officials; female staff of a courier company, and another lady, involved in trafficking lethal opioid, fentanyl in Delta.

The agency made this known in a statement signed by its Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi.

The statement in part said, “No fewer than 4,560 kilogrammes of skunk have been seized in interdiction operations in Lagos, Adamawa, and Osun by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, who also raided a Skucchies factory in Ogun and arrested four members of a drug syndicate including two church officials; female staff of a courier company and another lady, involved in trafficking lethal opioid, fentanyl in Delta.

“The bust of the fentanyl cartel operating from Warri, Delta State is coming barely a month after two members of another syndicate: Odoh Collins Oguejiofor and Oliver Chigozie Uzoma were arrested at Ogbogwu market, Onitsha Head Bridge, Onitsha South LGA, Anambra State following months of intelligence-led investigation of the syndicates behind the dangerous drug, which is 100 times more potent than heroin and currently responsible for over 70% overdose deaths as well as a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in the United States.”

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