Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a septuagenarian, Ado Mai Unguwa, in Kano State for drug trafficking.
Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in a statement, said the suspect was arrested on Saturday, 30th September, with 143.2kg of hemp in Dindere village in Tofa LGA.
He said in Enugu State on the same day operatives recovered 110.6kg of hemp from a shop in the Aria New Market.
Also, a drug kingpin wanted for an attempt to ship illicit drug consignments to the United Kingdom (UK) was arrested through interdiction operations that led to the seizure of four tonnes of illicit substances in the past week.
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Babafemi said, “Obiorah Chigozie Samuel has been on the wanted list of the agency since 15th September, 2023, when a consignment of 1.500kg skunk concealed in flour going to London, UK, was intercepted at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, and his freight agent, Nworah Adaugo Precious, arrested.
“Convinced that the 1.500kg consignment had sailed through, Obiorah walked into the agency’s dragnet on Thursday, 28th September, when he personally brought another tranche of 2.00kg concealed in cartons to the airport for shipment to the UK.
“In his interview, Obiorah claimed he was into shoe sales in Lagos before venturing into the illicit drug business.”
Meanwhile, operatives of the FCT Command of the agency, on Friday, 29th September, intercepted a container truck with registration number BD G41 XM coming from Lagos to Kano in Gwagwalada with 1,188kg of hemp loaded at Owo, Ondo State, hidden under cartons of toothpaste, and the driver, Amafan Fattison (28), arrested.