National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has intercepted a consignment of 32 pieces of Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, being taken to bandits’ camp in Niger State.
This is part of intensified operations at drug joints and routes nationwide ahead of May 29 inauguration of new administrations across the country.
The spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi said the chairman/chief executive officer of the Agency, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Marwa (retd) has since ordered the immediate transfer of a suspect, Musa Muhammadu caught with the explosives on Monday 22nd May along Wawa Woad, Kainji, Niger State to the military.
Also, just a week after NDLEA operatives at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja Lagos intercepted a consignment of 30.10kg methamphetamine going to London, UK, the agency has recovered another shipment containing 379grams of the same illicit substance concealed in false bottom of six black soap containers, packed in a carton containing local hand fans, heading to Cyprus in Europe.
The substance was recovered at a courier company in Lagos by officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, DOGI, in the agency.
In Adamawa State, operatives on stop and search patrol along Michika- Bazza road on Friday 26th May arrested a Cameroonian, Ndawai Emma Ngalou with a pair of Nigerian Army camouflage uniform bearing Sunday U and two ATM cards belonging to Turaki Mohammed and Ekene Izuegunam.
Two ladies: Bilkisu Yusuf, 33, and Kauna Katsina, 25, were on Monday 22nd May arrested in Ningi town, Bauchi State with 11,080 pills of tramadol, while Uche Shadrach, 22, was arrested with 20,480 pills of the same pharmaceutical opioid on Wednesday 24th May along Okene-Lokoja highway, Kogi State on his way from Onitsha, Anambra State to Minna, Niger State.
In the same vein, two suspects: Surajo Adamu and Muhammad Ali were arrested on Friday 26th May with 379,200 tablets of Diazepam in Alimosho area of Lagos, while the MMIA command of the agency took custody of 22 cartons of Tramadol 225mg weighing 1,144.30 kg and 12 cartons of Tramadol 120mg with a total weight of 320kg, all containing 2, 317, 400 pills transferred to the Agency by the Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, on Thursday 25th May.
In Delta State, NDLEA operatives supported by men drawn from the Nigerian Army, NSCDC and the Police on Wednesday 24th May raided the notorious Abbi town, Ndokwa West LGA where three suspects: Eunice Eneh, 52; Animan Ifeoma, 26, and Chuks Webema Dennis, 35, were arrested with a total of 343.9kg cannabis recovered from them.
In Bayelsa State, the NDLEA arrested a wanted suspect, Ozoemena Egbochue, 38, at the Swali market in Yenagoa on Monday 22nd May following the earlier arrest of his sales boy, Morgan Eredeowei with 11,748 pills of tramadol and diazepam.