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  • Updated: April 14, 2024

NDLEA arrests pregnant woman, widow over N3.2m counterfeit cash, lethal illicit drugs

NDLEA arrests pregnant woman, widow over N3.2m counterfeit c

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced significant interceptions and arrests in various parts of Nigeria, showcasing its continued efforts in combating drug-related crimes.

In Abuja, NDLEA operatives apprehended three suspects at Jabi park, Abuja, for possession of counterfeit cash totaling N3.2 million. The suspects were identified as Favour Peter, Esther Adukwu, and Ochigbo Michael. Their arrest followed the seizure of fake naira notes in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Additionally, in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy Ship Lugard base in Lokoja, NDLEA operatives intercepted Aliyu Lawal, recovering 620 blocks of cannabis weighing 310kg along the Lokoja-Abuja road. Furthermore, 10 sacks of the same psychoactive substance, weighing 98kg, were seized along the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja expressway from Jama Obodo, who was traveling from Ilesha, Osun State en route to Taraba State.

In other operations, NDLEA operatives arrested Mrs. Theodora Ita in Calabar, Cross River State, for producing and selling a lethal new psychoactive substance known as 'Combine.' Godwin Okon Samuel was apprehended in Essit Ebum area of Calabar with 39.4kg of cannabis sativa. Similarly, Sani Mohammed and Christopher Eze were arrested in Sabon Gari area of Kano with 900,000 pills of opioid.

Furthermore, NDLEA operatives intercepted a logistics truck along Owerri-Onitsha road, Imo state, recovering 230 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 119kg hidden under household items. Raids in Ijesa Isu forest, Ekiti state, led to the seizure of at least 252 kilograms of cannabis. Additionally, four suspects were apprehended in Agho village, Owan East, Edo state, while loading 40kg of cannabis into the engine compartment of a gas truck.

In separate operations, Ismaila Ogun was arrested in Imeko, Ogun state, with 79kg of cannabis, while Friday Abah was nabbed with 410kg of the same substance in Obatedo camp, Itaogbolu forest, Akure North LGA, Ondo State.

Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, commended the officers and men of various commands for their outstanding performance in reducing drug supply. He also praised their efforts in drug demand reduction through advocacy lectures.

In Abuja, NDLEA operatives apprehended three suspects at Jabi park, Abuja, for possession of counterfeit cash totaling N3.2 million. The suspects were identified as Favour Peter, Esther Adukwu, and Ochigbo Michael. Their arrest followed the seizure of fake naira notes in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Additionally, in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy Ship Lugard base in Lokoja, NDLEA operatives intercepted Aliyu Lawal, recovering 620 blocks of cannabis weighing 310kg along the Lokoja-Abuja road. Furthermore, 10 sacks of the same psychoactive substance, weighing 98kg, were seized along the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja expressway from Jama Obodo, who was traveling from Ilesha, Osun State en route to Taraba State.

In other operations, NDLEA operatives arrested Mrs. Theodora Ita in Calabar, Cross River State, for producing and selling a lethal new psychoactive substance known as 'Combine.' Godwin Okon Samuel was apprehended in Essit Ebum area of Calabar with 39.4kg of cannabis sativa. Similarly, Sani Mohammed and Christopher Eze were arrested in Sabon Gari area of Kano with 900,000 pills of opioid.

Furthermore, NDLEA operatives intercepted a logistics truck along Owerri-Onitsha road, Imo state, recovering 230 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 119kg hidden under household items. Raids in Ijesa Isu forest, Ekiti state, led to the seizure of at least 252 kilograms of cannabis. Additionally, four suspects were apprehended in Agho village, Owan East, Edo state, while loading 40kg of cannabis into the engine compartment of a gas truck.

In separate operations, Ismaila Ogun was arrested in Imeko, Ogun state, with 79kg of cannabis, while Friday Abah was nabbed with 410kg of the same substance in Obatedo camp, Itaogbolu forest, Akure North LGA, Ondo State.

Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, commended the officers and men of various commands for their outstanding performance in reducing drug supply. He also praised their efforts in drug demand reduction through advocacy lectures.

 

 

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