A 25-year-old pregnant woman, Haruna Favour, has been arrested by personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Auchi, Edo State on Friday with 82 pinches of methamphetamine as well as various quantities of Loud, Arizona, and Colorado variants of cannabis as well as codeine-based cough syrup.
In Gombe State, 119,000 tablets and capsules of tramadol; D5 and Exol5 were recovered from two drug dealers, Nasiru Abubakar, aged 22, and Umaru Bayero a.k.a Hadiza when NDLEA operatives raided their stores at the Gombe main market on September 6, 2022.
Also, in Kogi State, a suspect, Paul Ali, aged 47, was arrested on the Okene-Abuja highway with 1,404 bottles of Codeine based syrup weighing 190.94kg and 2,040 ampoules of pentazocine injection coming from Onitsha, Anambra State to Sokoto State.
A follow-up operation in Sokoto State has also led to the arrest of the receiver of the consignment on Tuesday 6th September.
Equally, a raid at the cannabis plantation camp in Emure forest, Owo LGA, Ondo State has led to the arrest of Monday Onoja, 20; Daniel Kehinde, 25; and Obinna Okechukwu, 35, where 16 bags of the illicit substance weighing 179.5kgs were seized from them.
Reacting, the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the officers and men of the NAIA, MMIA, DOGI, MAKIA, Kano, Kogi, Edo, Ondo and Gombe commands for their resilience.
He also charged them and their compatriots in other commands to remain focussed and vigilant in their areas of responsibility.