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NDLEA arrest Three Transborder drug Traffickers

Three trans-border drug traffickers have been areested while trying to smuggle 48,000 tablets of 225mg Tramadol through Mubi, Adamawa state to neighbouring Cameroon.

The spokesman of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said the suspects were arrested at Tsamiya Junction,Madanya Road, Mubi in Adamawa state.

The suspects  Mohammed Hussaini, 32; Adamu Bella, 18, and Mohammed Umar, 18, were arrested by operatives of NDLEA.

According to him, they were arrested with the exhibits concealed in the packets of another drug and during interrogation  they claimed the drugs were being taken to Bagira town along Nigeria-Cameroon border to be delivered to some Cameroonians for onward delivery to Maroa in Cameroon.

“A similar interdiction operation was carried out at Alaba Rago area of Lagos,  where operatives of the state command of the agency intercepted 1,200 parcels of imported Loud, a strong variant of cannabis suspected to have been smuggled into the state from a neighbouring country with a total weight of 1,229 kilogrammes.”

“In another raid last Wednesday at Suru Alaba, Ajeromi-Ifelodun local government area of Lagos State, operatives arrested one Ibrahim Musa, 25, with 18,530 tablets of Tramadol, Rohynol, Diazepam, Exol-5, and 138 bottles of Codeine.”

The spokes person disclosed  that at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, operatives at the SAHCO export shed of the airport during their routine cargo search,  intercepted a consignment of 22 international passports of six different countries concealed in a bag of gari among other food items.

He disclosed that nine of the passports were three each of UK, France and Portugal, while the rest were: Nigeria -8; Ghana -4 and Cameroon -1.

Babafemi said in Plateau state, a team of NDLEA officers last Friday arrested two suspects; Emeka Ezenwa, 37, and Julius Akingbe, 45, for being in possession of 126.5 grammes  of methamphetamine concealed inside a DVD player coming from Lagos, while a raid in Kampani Zera- Wase local government area of the state on Friday led to the arrest of Fatima Sadiq, 20, who was caught with 21.3 kilogrammes cannabis.

“A similar raid on Friday of a notorious drug joint, Bakin Kogi Ringim, Jigawa state led to the recovery of different quantities of Cannabis, Diazepam, Exol-5 and some new psychoactive substances with a total weight of 8.7 kilogrammes  as well as weapons such as knives, cutlasses, Gora sticks, catapults and charms.”

He said in Edo State, operatives recovered 19 bags of cannabis weighing 144.1 kilogrammes stored in the bush along Uromi Road, Esan North East local government area ready to be transported to other parts of the country, while eight bags of the same substance weighing 111 kilogrammes  were recovered from a bush at Iruekpen, Esan West local government area.

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