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NDLEA arrests Akwa-Ibom pastor with drums of ‘Mkpuru Mmiri’

The agency said they belonged to Aniete Effiong, a so-called pastor who was arrested in Oron beach in Oron, Akwa-Ibom State.

• August 7, 2022
Aniete Effiong
Aniete Effiong

Nigeria’s anti-narcotics agency NDLEA has intercepted a consignment of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri, believed to have been imported from India.

The agency said they belonged to Aniete Effiong, a so-called pastor who was arrested  in Oron beach in Oron, Akwa-Ibom State. 

Weighing 90 kilograms and loaded into a commercial bus with registration number RSH 691XC at Ojuelegba in Lagos, the contraband, the NDLEA said, was intercepted during a stop and search operation along Umuahia – Ikot Ekpene highway on Saturday August 6.

The agency says the three drums of the hard drugs were enroute delivery to Cameroon.

“This comes on the heels of four seizures of the same illicit substance weighing 4.074kg going to Australia, Indonesia and Philippines,” NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi said in a statement.

“This also comes with a 3 kg cannabis sativa heading to Dubai, United Arab Emirates at some courier companies in Lagos.

“The consignments were concealed in body cream, hot burner iron and beads.”

Abuse of crystal methamphetamine has become an epidemic in the southeastern part of the country.

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