NDLEA Arrests Man Who Supplies Drug To Insurgents

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested a forty two-year-old man said to be transporting thousands of concealed opioid pills to an insurgents’ enclave in the Banki area of Borno State.

According to a statement by NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, the suspect was among the twenty four people accused of trafficking drugs across the country, saying the operations led to the seizure of over seven thousand, six hundred and nine kilograms of assorted illicit drugs in eight states.

Also arrested was a six-month-pregnant lady, a mother of three children, and three other women in major interdiction operations.

According to the statement, bulk of the seizures was made in Nasarawa state where NDLEA operatives, acting on credible intelligence on February 4, intercepted a truck conveying three hundred and sixty seven jumbo bags of cannabis sativa weighing four thousand, thirty seven kilograms from Akure, Ondo state, to be delivered at Shabu area of Lafia, the state capital.

In Abuja, NDLEA officials arrested two people February 5.

The suspects were nabbed with one hundred and sixty nine bags and eighty blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing one thousand, nine hundred and sixty one point five kilograms concealed in a truck.

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