• Crime - Taraba
  • Updated: March 26, 2023

NDLEA Arrests Two With 164,750 Pills Of Opioids In Taraba

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two persons with 164,750 pills of opioids in Taraba State. 

The opioids in their possession were mainly Tramadol.

The suspects were identified as Henry Abuchi and Daniel Ugwoke. 

This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday by the spokesperson of the Agency, Femi Babafemi.

According to Babafemi, operatives of the Agency also arrested two suspects identified as Babangida Mande and Mandir Abdullahi.

The suspects were arrested in Edo State transporting 69 bags of Cannabis Sativa to Kaduna State.

"In Edo, operatives on Friday 24th March intercepted in Auchi, Etsako West LGA, a DAF trailer marked ZUR 378 XJ (Kebbi) with 69 bags of Cannabis Sativa weighing 700kg concealed under bags of fertiliser.

"While the bags of fertiliser were to be delivered in Funtua, Katsina state, the cannabis consignment was to be dropped in Kaduna. 

"Both the driver of the truck, Babangida Mande and his assistant Mandir Abdullahi are already in custody." 

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd), has commended the officers and men of the agency for the successes recorded. 

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