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NDLEA arrests four drug traffickers on Nigeria-Cameroon border

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested four trans-border drug traffickers in Adamawa State.

• July 31, 2022
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested four trans-border drug traffickers in Adamawa State.

“Four notorious drug dealers in Konkol and Belel, two villages on the Nigeria-Cameroon border, have been arrested for exporting and retailing Tramadol and snuggling Diazepam into Nigeria.

“The suspects are Kabiru Ahmadu, Eric Emil, Abdulmumini Bapetel and Alphonsus Yusuf.

“A total of 59.018kg Tramadol, Diazepam, Exol-5, Indian hemp and two jerry-cans of formalin substance (Suck & Die) were recovered from them,’’ NDLEA’s spokesperson,  Femi Babafemi, stated in Abuja on Sunday

He also said that 4,010 ampoules of pentazocine injection were seized on Friday, July 29, in Kebbi.

Mr Babafemi added that the drugs were discovered when a commercial vehicle was intercepted on Yauri-Kebbi Road, and two suspects, Muktar Yunusa, 26 and Lukman Aliyu, 30, were arrested.

“Similarly, a raid at Oko-Olowo area of Ilorin on Tuesday, July 26, led to the arrest of one Onaolapo Zakariyau, 50, with 79kg of Indian hemp.”

According to Mr Babafemi, 90 blocks of cannabis and 700 teams of methamphetamine were seized at the Jabi Motor Park in Abuja.

He added that a suspect was arrested in connection with the exhibits.

“In Kano, 51 suspects were arrested in a raid at a restaurant in Nasarawa Area of the state on Friday, July 29.

“Suspects were caught with various quantities of Indian hemp and codeine-based cough syrup,’’ he stated. 


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