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  • Updated: April 28, 2024

NDLEA apprehends lady, retrieves cakes laced with drugs in Bayelsa

NDLEA apprehends lady, retrieves cakes laced with drugs in B

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has apprehended a 28-year-old lady, Jennifer Iliya, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State for producing and distributing cakes laced with illicit drugs, especially cannabis sativa.

The drug law agency made this known in a statement from the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi on Sunday.

Babafemi said during her arrest on Wednesday, “a substantial number of drugged cakes weighing 1.5kg were recovered from her possession.”

He added that a 20-year-old hair stylist, Josephine Odunu, and a dispatch rider, Edesemi Ikporo, 30, were also arrested in Yenagoa on Sunday, March 10, for a similar offence.

Meanwhile, a suspect who allegedly hid drugs in women wears was also arrested at the Lagos airport.

The statement partly read, “NDLEA officers at the Gate C departure hall of the Lagos airport on Friday, April 26, arrested a passenger, Yahaya Danjuma Oturah, while attempting to export 4,000 pills of tramadol 225mg to Malpensa, Italy, on an Ethiopian Airline flight.

“The psychoactive substance was found concealed in women wears and granulated melon packed in the suspect’s backpack and another bag containing food items.”

The statement added that Oturah, who is a frequent flyer, confessed to being hired as a courier for €700 upon successful delivery of the consignment in Italy.

Giving an update on another arrest, the statement further read, “Two suspects, Joseph Dadik, 47, and Bensha Yari, 32, were arrested with 24,180 ampoules of pentazocine injection weighing 135.5 kilograms at Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, while Adamu Umar, 18, was nabbed with 20.700kg cannabis when his house in Shuware area of Mubi, Adamawa state was raided on Friday 26th April.

“No less than 310.7kg cannabis was recovered on Thursday 25th April when NDLEA operatives raided parts of Mushin in Lagos state. While 300kg was seized at Olatunji Street, Mushin, 10.7kg of same substance was retrieved from two suspects: Tijani Wasiu and Suleiman Aisha at Anifowose, Mushin.”

Additionally, one Stanley Chukwudi, 43, was arrested with 5,900 ampoules of pentazocine injection in the Sabon Gari area of Kano State, while a couple, Fredrick Odion, 53, and Gladys Odion, 52, were apprehended with 50kg of cannabis in Esan West LGA of Edo State.

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