NDLEA Nigeria

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has successfully conducted a series of arrests and drug seizures across various states in Nigeria, showcasing their relentless efforts in combating drug trafficking and abuse.

In a statement released on Sunday by NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi, it was disclosed that a 32-year-old Nigerien, Hassan Mummuni, was arrested with 4,000 pills of diazepam and 1.25 kg of Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp). The arrest took place on Saturday, June 8, along the Lalgo-Birnin Kebbi road in Kebbi.

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The consignment was found concealed in four pesticide tanks. On the same day, operatives in Gombe apprehended Ibrahim Abubakar at Herwagana with 6,740 pills of tramadol and 20,000 tablets of diazepam.

In a separate incident, NDLEA officers recovered 1,098 bottles of codeine-based syrup from Onyekachi Iwula, 42, who was arrested at Aloma junction, Otukpa, Ogbadibo Local Government in Benue, while traveling in a commercial bus.

Further reports highlighted the arrest of a 20-year-old woman, Hasana Usman, by Bauchi state NDLEA officers on June 5. She was caught with 25 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 28.2 kg along the Ningi-Kano road.

In Yobe, 42-year-old Ali Mohammed was arrested along the Kano-Potiskum road with 19,000 pills of tramadol 225mg concealed in a black sack and his travelling bag.

Oladimeji Samson, 57, was nabbed in Oyo State at the Ibadan end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. He was found with 79 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 44.4 kg and 48 grams of ecstasy, all hidden in the engine compartment under the driver’s seat of the bus.

In Lokoja, Kogi State, 17,980 pills of tramadol and other opioids were seized from Ali Mohammed, 36, at Ganaja village. Similarly, in Kaduna State, Blessing Samuel, 35, and Unnanchi Mike, 34, were arrested with 804 bottles of codeine syrup at Narayi.

Additionally, Tijjani Umar, 37, and Yahaya Suleman, 35, were caught with 33.9 kilograms of cannabis sativa at Lafiya area in Kudan Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

In the Federal Capital Territory, NDLEA operatives conducted a raid on Toaabora hills, resulting in the arrest of nine suspects, including Salisu Sanda, 48, and James Andrew, 25. A total of 83.01 kg of cannabis was recovered from them on June 8.

These arrests and seizures underline the NDLEA’s commitment to eradicating drug trafficking and abuse in Nigeria, with continuous operations aimed at safeguarding public health and security.