NDLEA cracks down on drug cartel, arrests seven drug kingpins
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered three drug cartels allegedly supplying illicit substances to some states.
The agency also recovered skunk and cocaine weighing more than 843 kilogrammes.
The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, who announced the discovery on Tuesday in Abuja, said that the operatives also arrested no fewer than seven of the drug kingpins behind the syndicates in separate raids in Kogi, Nasarawa and Benue States.
He said that the arrest was made as the offenders attempted to evade the frequent road interdiction efforts by officers of the Kogi Command of the agency.
He also said that the cartels were intercepted on July 12 at a jetty in Idah, Kogi, in a car marked Lagos SMK 345 CG, loaded with 487 kilogrammes of cannabis.
“In Nasarawa State, a team of NDLEA operatives had on July 8 raided one of the most hostile drug joints in the state capital.
“More than 356 kilogrammes of cannabis and various psychotropic substances were recovered.
“This is in addition to the arrest of four major drug dealers, including the most notorious drug kingpin in Nasarawa State.
“His drug distribution tentacles cut across Kano, Plateau, Benue and parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“Curiously, some quantities of cocaine were intercepted in Benue on July 8, July 9 and July 13.
“The supplier was arrested with 29.17 grammes of crack cocaine.
“In another raid on July 13, the Benue command also seized some quantities of cocaine,” he said.
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