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NDLEA intercepts 5, 344kg imported skunk consignments in Lagos

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have 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.

 

NDLEA spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, the National Accord reports.

 

Mr. Babafemi said the NDLEA operatives, based on credible intelligence, 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 19th June.

 

He said 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.

 

In the same vein, officers of the Marine Command of the Agency the following day, Tuesday 20″ also acting on intelligence intercepted a boat loaded with the same imported substance weighing 2,91 0kg around Alfa Beach upon arrival from Ghana. Two Ghanaians: Monday Saba, 30, and Hakeem Kwana, 27, found with the consignments were promptly arrested.

 

In Niger state, two suspects: Abubakar Mohammed, 32, and Nuhu Sale, 43, were arrested on Sunday 18″ June 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 21 June 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 llorin, Kwara State with 30kg of cannabis on Thursday 22nd June, while in Oyo state, NDLEA operatives intercepted 42-year-old Segun Olajide with 49.2kg of same substance on Saturday 24″ June 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 19h June.

 

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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