NDLEA arrests pregnant drug dealer 

CITIZENS COMPASS- OPERATIVES of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested a 25-year-old pregnant woman, Haruna Favour, found with 82 pinches of methamphetamine as well as various quantities of Loud, Arizona, Colorado variants of cannabis and codeine based cough syrup.

She was arrested in Auchi, Edo state on Friday, September 9 

NDLEA also arrested a Brazilian returnee and father of two, Okolie Paulinus Nwabueze for importing 92 wraps of cocaine, which he ingested and eventually excreted after days under observation in the Agency’s facility.

Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said the 53-year-old suspected  trafficker who hails from Mmaku village, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State was arrested on Friday, September 2, 2022, on arrival on Qatar Airline flight enroute Brazil-Doha-Abuja. 

He claimed to have left Nigeria for Mozambique in 2004 and finally relocated to Brazil in 2017, where he obtained a residence permit before importing the illicit substance for a $4,000 fee.

In the same vein, the operatives has arrested 42-year-old Aliyu Bello Kwasare, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA, Kano, for attempting to export a consignment of new psychoactive substance, Akuskura, to Saudi Arabia.

The indigene of Kware LGA, Sokoto, who lives in Goron Dutse area of Kano, was arrested on Monday, September 5. during the outward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian Airline flight to Riyadh. 

At the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos, no fewer than 1,099,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg have been seized through inter-agency collaboration between NDLEA and the Nigerian Customs.

The pharmaceutical opioids packed in 50 cartons weighing 2,058.90kg, were imported from Pakistan via Addis-Ababa on Ethiopian Airways. The consignment was concealed among other non-controlled pharmaceuticals. 

Also, a freight agent, Aliyu Abubakar was on Friday 9th Sept. arrested at the NAHCO export shed of the airport over attempt to export a consignment of cannabis concealed inside bottles of Caro white body lotion.

Meanwhile, attempts by drug cartels to export 7.805 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine to the United States and Australia have been thwarted by NDLEA operatives attached to some courier companies in Lagos. The meth consignments were concealed in the linings of local fabric, wooden statutes, printer cartridges, handle of travel bag and cassava flakes.



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