Mrs. Nnadi Nora Chinyere, Suspected Drug Trafficker Photo: WithinNigeria

NDLEA arrests woman with 100-wrap Heroin in Lagos, others in Benue, Borno, Delta

*Mohammed Buba Marwa, Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency lauds the officers and men of the Lagos Airport Command as well as their counterparts in other states for recent huge seizures and arrests in the country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In continuation of Nigeria’s current offensive against drug trafficking and illegal substance abuse with the attendant negative image in the international system, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has sustained its nationwide strings of arrests of drug suspects and seizures of exhibits.

ConsumerConnect reports the operatives of the anti-narcotics regulatory agency have arrested Mrs. Nnadi Nora Chinyere, an Italy-bound woman, who was caught with 100 wraps of heroin and two parcels of the same substance in the Departure Hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos.

Mr. Femi Babafemi, Director of Media and Advocacy of NDLEA, in a press statement said, “Mrs. Nnadi was arrested on Tuesday 3rd August 2021, during an outward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways flight to Florentine, Italy.

“The drugs found on her were concealed in five containers of hair relaxer cream.”

Babafemi stated in the same vein, “on Thursday, 12th August, 2021, operatives of the MMIA Command intercepted a United Kingdom-bound consignment of illicit drugs at the NAHCO export shed of the airport.”

“Further investigation reveals the consignment contains 66.600kg of cannabis Sativa; 1.600kg heroin and 1.450kg of cocaine with a combined weight of 69.65kilograms, all concealed inside cosmetics.”

In regard to other arrests, the agency explained precisely “Thursday 5th August, narcotic officers on routine patrol intercepted another consignment of 25.8 kilograms of cocaine and cannabis concealed inside foodstuffs going to London, UK at NAHCO export warehouse.

“When the export package was opened and examined, 2.3kg of cocaine and 23.5kg of compressed cannabis were discovered inside.”

He also stressed during a patrol operation along Akure-Owo Road, “a team of operatives from Owo Area command of the Agency equally intercepted a bus from Lagos en route Owo to Ibilo, Kogi state on 7th August. Recovered from the vehicle include six parcels of skunk weighing 3.6kg; 30 pinches of Crack Cocaine weighing 87grams and six sachets of Arizona weighing 265grams.”

The statement noted: “Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the drug trafficking

“On Friday, 13th August, Benue state command of the agency arrested an interstate trafficker, Eze Victor Ezenwanne at Apir- Aliade road, Makurdi with 65.436kilograms of diazepam tablets.

“The same day, a suspected fake soldier, Adeyemi Segun Olamide was arrested in Maiduguri, Borno state with 650grams of skunk while a Nigerian Army ex-staff sergeant, Muffat Ekong and one Frank Iredia Obamwonyi were arrested on Wednesday 11th August with 286.3kilograms of cannabis at Ogwashi Uku, Delta state on their way to Enugu State.”

Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd.), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NDLEA, in view of these developments has commended the officers and men of the Lagos Airport Command as well as their Ondo, Borno, Benue and Delta State counterparts for the recent huge seizures and arrests.

The NDLEA Chief Executive urged them and other commands across the country to sustain the current momentum.

President Muhammadu Buhari recognises their efforts, and would continue to motivate them to do more, said he.

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