The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested six suspects at a notorious drug location in Ngurore town, Adamawa State, with a total of 495kgs cannabis seized in addition to different quantities of opioids.
The suspects according to the NDLEA are: Chidi Titus; Vincent Donatus; Badishi Bitrus; Abubakar Inuwa; Abdul A. Abdul and Inuwa Ado Isa.
Femi Babafemi, director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA, disclosed this to pressmen on Sunday, 16 October, 2022, noting that operatives also recovered 67,300 pills of exol-5 and tramadol at Dansure/Roni junction, while a total of 46,100 pills of the same opioids were seized along Okene Abuja highway, Kogi State.
According to Babafemi “At least, 5,480 pills of tramadol were seized from two suspects: Dalhatu Salisu and Hamisu Ishaq, who were arrested by operatives along Abuja-Kaduna express road, while a total of 3,800 bottles of new psychoactive substance, Akuskura and 7,760 tablets of tramadol were recovered from five suspects along Ilorin-Jebba highway.
“Four of the suspects: Idris Nadir, 38; Suleiman Mubammed, 68; Babangida Zaki, 30 and Yahaya Lawal claimed they were coming from Ibadan, Oyo State.
“The fifth suspect, Nafiu Idris, who was arrested with tramadol pills, said he was taking them to Kankara in Katsina state”.
He also revealed that a 200-level student of Mass Communication at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Ms. Mercy Nyong, 30, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos recently for attempting to export 300grams of tramadol 225mg concealed in incense products going to Dubai, UAE.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive, NDLEA Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd), has commended men of the anti-narcotics agency for their efforts at drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction, as he charged them not to rest on their oars.