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Crime Updated: May 21, 2024

NDLEA arrest 30-year-old suspect with 650g of cannabis in Akwanga 

By Maureen Okpe
May 21, 2024
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A 30-year-old suspect, Dauda Caleb, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, NDLEA on Tuesday May 21

Caleb was arrested at his residence in Akwanga, Nasarawa State with 650grams of cannabis sativa popularly known as weed in an operation led by CSN Dauda Makama. 

A principal staff officer of NDLEA, CSN David Yamsak Milaham, confirmed the arrest in a statement made available to journalists in Lafia.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA,arrested four members of a drug gang that runs a cocaine cartel from India to Lagos together with a sports utility vehicle and two houses that had already been tied to them and were sealed for forfeiture to the Federal Government.

This happened as a couple, Kazeem Owoalade and Rashidat Owoalade, both cartel members, were declared wanted by the NDLEA in connection with the cocaine trade.

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This was made known by Femi Babafemi, the spokesman of the NDLEA who said: “Two other members of the syndicate, Imran Olal,ekan, and Ishola Olalekan, were arrested on April 3, 2024, following their bid to export 3.40 kg of cocaine on a Qatar Airlines flight going to Oman through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.

“While Imran was the courier conveying the drug consignment to Oman, Ishola recruited him for the head of the cartel, which investigation has now revealed to be Alhaji Kazeem Owoalade, whose Indian residence permit bears Abdul Qassim Balogun, based in India.

 

 

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