• Crime - Adamawa
  • Updated: May 21, 2023

NDLEA Arrests Notorious Drug Dealer In Adamawa

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a notorious drug dealer in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Prince Ikechukwu Uzoma.

The suspect who was arrested on May 15 was in possession of 1 kilogram of skunk.

In a statement on Sunday by Femi Babafemi, spokesperson of the agency, the suspect had been arrested twice and convicted of the same offence in the past.

"He was in 2017 sentenced to six months imprisonment; in 2019, he was again sentenced to two years in jail," he explained. 

Babafemi added that operatives of the agency also arrested one 27-year-old Faisal Mohammed in the same LGA illicit drugs. 

"In the same vein, a trans-border trafficker, Faisal Mohammed, 27, was on Wednesday, 17th May arrested, in Mubi following the interception of a truck from Onitsha, Anambra State, where a total of 2,376 sachets of tramadol comprising 23,760 pills were found concealed in three blue rubber Jerrycans which were hidden underneath the body part of the trailer. 

"The suspect admitted the opioid was to be taken to Cameroon.

"Similarly, Bulus Mikah, 63, was arrested at Kafanchan, Kaduna state, with over 5kg opioids, including tramadol, diazepam, Rohypnol and excel-5, just as a total of 965kg cannabis was seized from Shehu Muhammadu Dandare, 25, at Maraban Jos, in Igabi local government area of the state," he added.

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the operatives of the agency for the successes recorded. 

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