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Female lawyer, boyfriend, mother arrested for dealing in illicit drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested a female lawyer, her boyfriend, mother and a herbalist for allegedly dealing in illicit drugs. The…

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested a female lawyer, her boyfriend, mother and a herbalist for allegedly dealing in illicit drugs.

The agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that large quantities of various illicit drugs were recovered after a raid of their premises.

Babafemi said the raid was conducted by the NDLEA and men of the Abia Homeland Security on the property located at 23, Arochukwu street, Umuahia, on Feb. 14, at about 11.00pm.

He said this led to the arrest of the female lawyer, Adaobi Nweke, 36; her boyfriend, Emeka Nkemefola, 36; and her mother, Ngozi Nweke, 65.

“Also, Dike Okpara, 43, who is an herbalist to the family; Chukwudi Abel, 33, a member of the family; Amarachi Paul, 18, another member of the family and their 22-year-old salesgirl, Blessing Jonathan, were all arrested.

“Investigation revealed that members of the family had long been in the illicit drug business passed on to them by their now late father, Jonathan Nweke.

“Recovered from them as at the time of their arrest includes various quantities of Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Loud, Cannabis Sativa (Indian hemp) and precursor chemicals.

“This was with a total weight of 1.670kg as well as N578,400 monetary exhibit,” he said.

In a related development, NDLEA operatives have thwarted an attempt by a 25-year-old Uber driver, Joshua Henry, to deliver a consignment of 26.2grams of Loud, an illicit substance.

Babafemi said the suspect had picked up the drugs in Abuja for onward delivery to a customer in Keffi, Nasarawa State, on Feb. 12.

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