Desperate efforts to bring into Nigeria 126.95 kilograms of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles by drug cartels from Brazil and Canada have again been thwarted.
At the Enugu airport, an Ethiopian Airline male passenger, Eze Christian Ikenna, 42, coming from Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was intercepted on arrival at the airport at about 12:30 pm on Friday 20th January.
The NDLEA operatives at Tincan Command carried out a joint examination of a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal, Canada.
The discovery of 110.75kgs cannabis indica concealed in two of the four vehicles in the container: a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV.
Deliberate efforts to cut access to illicit opioids by the Agency again paid off on Tuesday when a consignment of Tramadol NDLEA operatives have been tracking for some month
When the store was opened, a total of One Million Six Hundred and Forty-Five Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty (1,645,560) pills of Tramadol 100mg, 200mg, and 225mg were recovered.
Another 60,000 pills of Tramadol 250mg were equally recovered from a wanted drug dealer, Diugwu Alphonsus in the Bariga area of the state the same day.
while raids carried out in the Akala area of Mushin on Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th January led to the recovery of 781.7kgs of cannabis.
NDLEA officers in Osun state on Friday 20th Jan.
Taken into custody was a blind 67-year-old grandpa, Aliyu Adebiyi, whose house they found 234 kilograms of cannabis at Sokoto village, Owena Ijesa, Atakumosa East LGA.
In his statement, he said a drug dealer kept the consignment with him for a fee of N6,000 per month and paid for three months upfront.
In Abuja, NDLEA operatives on Monday 16th January raided the Lugbe area of the FCT based on credible intelligence that a dealer was operating in a batch on the outskirts of the town.
While reacting to the seizures and arrests by the Lagos, AIIA, Tincan, Osun, Kano, Ondo, Edo, and FCT Commands in the past week, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA.
Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) CON, OFR, DSS commended all the officers involved in the operations and charged them and their compatriots across the country for remaining steadfast and focused on winning the war against substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria.