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NDLEA arrests lawyer, boyfriend, others in Abia

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a joint operation men with the Abia State Homeland Security have arrested of a female…

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a joint operation men with the Abia State Homeland Security have arrested of a female lawyer, Adaobi Nweke (36); her boyfriend, Emeka Nkemefola (36); her mother, Mrs Ngozi Nweke (65); a herbalist, Dike Okpara (43), in Umuahia.

Femi Babafemi, spokesman of NDLEA, who disclosed this on Sunday in a statement, said that Chukwudi Abel (33) and Amarachi Paul (18), members of the family; and their 22-year-old salesgirl, Blessing Jonathan, were also arrested during the operation around 11pm February 14.

The statement reads in part: “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 include various quantities of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, Loud (a synthetic strong strain of cannabis), cannabis sativa and a precursor chemical with a total weight of 1.670kg, as well as N578,400 monetary exhibit.”

In another development, he said operatives intercepted a large consignment of Loud concealed in giant loudspeakers tucked in a consolidated cargo imported from New York, United States of America, at the Lagos airport.

He said, “At least three suspects: a freight agent, Akeem Afeez; logistics company manager, Babalola Ayodeji Gboyega, and the receiver of the consignment, Taiwo Olusegun Anuoluwapo, were arrested in follow-up operations between Thursday, 15th, and Friday, 16th February, 2024.

“While Afeez was arrested at the Lagos airport, Gboyega was nabbed in his office on Allen Avenue, Ikeja; and Taiwo traced to his residence at 13 Ayo Babatunde Crescent, Lekki Phase1, Lagos, where he was picked on Friday.”

 

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