In a series of successful operations, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seized substantial quantities of illicit drugs across Nigeria, culminating in multiple arrests. The agency’s efforts led to the recovery of Tramadol and Rohypnol pills bound for South Africa at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, leading to the apprehension of suspects Bada Akorede and Amusan Sharafadeen.
NDLEA operatives also intercepted a cocaine consignment on the Owerri-Onitsha Expressway, ingeniously hidden in condoms, and destined for Port Harcourt. The agency arrested Isaac Okoh in connection with the cocaine seizure, weighing 2.2kg.
Furthermore, the agency recovered 100kg of Indian hemp from the ceiling of a dealer, Ibrahim Yahaya, in Lafia. The NDLEA’s spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, highlighted the seizure of 1,496 bottles of codeine in Abuja and the subsequent arrest of suspect Ozioma Enoja, alongside the interception of 400 bottles of codeine on the Abaji-Abuja Highway, leading to the arrest of suspect Bala Ishaq.
Additionally, NDLEA operatives recovered 17 bags of Indian hemp in Edo, 279kg of Indian hemp in Ogun, and arrested suspects with 171kg of Indian hemp in Borno. Three more suspects were apprehended with 57kg of Indian hemp in Zamfara, aiming for a known bandits’ enclave, while another group of suspects was arrested in Cross River with 121kg of Indian hemp and methamphetamine.