NDLEA arrests wanted drug dealer in Adamawa, seizes tons of illicit substances in other states | Dailytrust

NDLEA arrests wanted drug dealer in Adamawa, seizes tons of illicit substances in other states

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a notorious drug dealer, Abdullahi Musa, a.k.a Yerima Uding, wanted for some past attacks on officers and men of the agency.

He was arrested in the early hours of Thursday 16th June in Hong town, Adamawa State.

Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday in Abuja that the 53-year-old suspect was caught with 57 blocks of compressed Cannabis Sativa, concealed in the boot of his ash-coloured Toyota Corolla car with registration number — GMB 185 MF.

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“He has been fingered as the mastermind of the mob attack in Hong on 6th October 2020 that led to the death of an NDLEA operative and another officer now bedridden due to permanent incapacitation,” Babafemi said.

Meanwhile, in Borno State, another drug dealer Umar Musa was arrested in Tashan Kano, Gwoza LGA on Thursday 17th June with 8,000 capsules and tablets of Tramadol weighing 4.550kgs.

This is as 32.182kgs cannabis were seized by NDLEA operatives along Okene/Abuja highway, Kogi State from a commercial bus travelling from Lagos to Abuja.

Following credible intelligence, operatives also arrested 22-year-old Nwanbunike Chibuike, with 19,576 tablets of Exol-5, Diazepam, Tramadol and Rohypnol as well as 7.9 litres of Codeine at Ogere, Ikenne LGA, Ogun State on Wednesday 15th June.

Also, in Zamfara, a consignment of 11,660 tablets of Hyponox and 6,000 ampoules of pentazocine injection was recovered from a drug dealer, Success Amaefuna, at Tsafe area of the state on his way to Sokoto State, while 5,000 tablets of Tramadol were seized from Darius John F. Mbugun, 33, who ordered the consignment from Onitsha, Anambra State.

The drug exhibit was concealed in a bag of garri for distribution in Gembu, Sardauna LGA, Taraba State.

Also, attempts by drug traffickers to export parcels of Methamphetamine popularly called Mkpuru Mmiri locally concealed in Cornflakes packs and body cream containers to Malaysia and Australia were foiled by operatives of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, and a courier company in Lagos.

As a result, two freight agents; Nneji Anoma And Etoh Barnabas involved in the bid to export nine parcels of Methamphetamine weighing 1.45kg hidden in packs of cornflakes to Malaysia through the NAHCO export shed of the MMIA on Wednesday 15th June 2022 were arrested.

Another consignment of 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg packaged as Tramaking containing 500,000 tablets with a total weight of 407kg and an estimated street value of N200m were seized during a joint examination with the Customs at the NCS warehouse.


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