The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has revealed that during nation wide raids within the week, its operatives successfully intercepted illicit drugs and arrested a suspect with 32 pieces of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), going to bandits in Niger state.
Femi Babafemi, NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, who revealed this in a statement on Sunday said a Cameroonian in Nigerian military camouflage was also arrested.
Part of the statement reads:
“As the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, intensifies operations at drug joints and routes nationwide ahead of May 29 inauguration of new administrations across the country, its operatives have intercepted a consignment of 32 pieces of Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, being taken to bandits camp in Niger state.
“Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has since ordered the immediate transfer of a suspect, Musa Muhammadu caught with the explosives on Monday 22nd May along Wawa road, Kainji, Niger state to the military.
“Barely 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, 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, has been 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 camourflage 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.”