Juliana Francis

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Katsina State, have arrested a visually impaired man and his son in possession of 20.5kg of cannabis and 10 grams of exol-5.

The operatives were on patrol at Malumfashi-Zaria Road when they sighted the 52 years old visually impaired suspect called Bukar Haruna, and his son Saka Haruna, 30 while both were heading to Niger republic with 20.5kg cannabis and 10 grams of exol-5. They hail from Damagram area of the Niger Republic.

The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said no less than 2, 685.5kgs of cannabis were recovered in four different operations conducted in parts of Edo State in the last week. While 53 bags of C/S weighing 742.5kgs were seized on 2nd November at a camp in Esioriri, Owan East Local Government Area with four suspects: Chukueke Igba, 32; Solomon Peter, 34; Emmanuel Jeremiah, 36 and Happiness Chidi, 37 arrested, another raid in the house of Joy Zubaru, 45, led to her arrest with 30.5kgs of cannabis recovered.”

In the same vein, operatives on 3rd November stormed the Egbeta forest in Ovia North East where they recovered 112 bags of cannabis and 8 bags of seeds with a combined weight of 1,598.5kgs, while another team evacuated 27 bags of the same substance weighing 314kgs at Amahor village in Igueben LGA.

In the Mubi area of Adamawa, operatives on Tuesday 1st November intercepted a Toyota Corolla car transporting 9,600 pills of tramadol.  A follow-up operation later led to the arrest of the owner of the consignment, Mamuda Ramadan, (a.k.a Muller), while another suspect, Alhassan Muhammed, was arrested on Sunday 30th October along Abuja-Kaduna express road, with 136,000 pills of tramadol concealed inside his car’s spare tyre,  Babafemi said.

While commending the officers and men of the MMIA, Edo, Katsina, Adamawa, and Kaduna Commands for the successful operations in the past week, the chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd), urged them and their counterparts across the country not to rest on their oars until all drug syndicates operating in Nigeria are completely dismantled and the last gram of illicit substance taken off the streets.


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