Crime

NDLEA seizes drugs, arrests suspects in Abuja, Lagos, Edo, Kaduna raids

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Moboluwade Tobiloba

 

 

 

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested at least 4 people in a hotel in Abuja where drugs are sold and young ladies camped for commercial sex.

Drugs such as Rophynol and equipment for smoking crack were discovered at the hotel, JAT Suites, located at 30 Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja on Wednesday, September 22.

According to investigations, the hotel is operated without necessary approvals and is usually patronized by call girls while the bar sells drugs to young girls and their customers.

The Chairman of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed the FCT Command and the Directorate of Assets and Financial Investigations of the Agency to do all within the law to ensure the property is forfeited to the federal government to serve as deterrence to others who allow their premises to be used for drug dealing.

In the same vein, one Ms. Ozigbo Joy Nneka has been arrested at NAHCO Export Shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos while trying to export packs of codeine tablets weighing 15.15kg to the United Kingdom last Wednesday.

A day earlier, Tuesday, September 21, narcotic officers at the airport also arrested one Nwajindo Ndubuisi Emmanuel during inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline.

A total of 150.30kg of khat was seized on Monday, September 20, at the airport after six weeks of placing the consignment, which arrived SAHCO shed on August 2, via Kenyan Airways cargo flight, on surveillance.

In a related development, two female part one students of Edo State Polytechnic, Uzen, Babalola Modupe Angel (19) and Esekhagbe Sonia (20) were arrested on Thursday 23rd September, with 21 wraps of skunk, while another lady, Chioma Okocha, 25, was arrested the following day, Friday September 24, when she tried to deliver 200grams of Crack Cocaine to a customer at an eatery in Benin.

Men of the Okada Area Command, in the early hours of Sunday, evacuated 2,937 kilograms of cannabis sativa from Utese forest in Ovia North East local government area of Edo state.

In Kaduna state, Mrs. Fatima Musa, a widow and notorious drug dealer was arrested on Saturday September 18, at Afana village in Zango Kataf LGA while moving 12kg of cannabis to Jos. She had earlier been convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment on 7th July 2020 following her arrest on 3rd March 2020 with 45kg of cannabis sativa.

 

 

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