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NDLEA Seizes N7.3 Billion Codeine, Arrests 60 At Abuja Drug Party

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Sixty suspects comprising 25 males and 35 females have been arrested at a drug party in Abuja, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Sunday.

The suspects were nabbed in the nation’s capital on Friday night following credible intelligence about the drug party organized by one Stanley Ikechukwu who was arrested at the venue.

Disclosing this in a statement, NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, said the drug party dubbed “Go hard or Go Home. Pick Your Poison”, held at an apartment in Sun City estate in the FCT.

“At least six of the suspects: Victoria Adoga; Hamza Yari; Joanne Essein Joy; Socchima Valentine; Jago Imole; and Charles Indobuibisi, were arrested with different quantities of ecstasy and cannabis.

“The Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has directed that 20 of the suspects who tested negative to drug be released unconditionally, while 33 others who tested positive to illicit drugs were to be released on bail and will report at the FCT Command of the Agency on Monday to begin treatment and counselling,” the statement read.

*NDLEA intercepts N7.3bn codeine consignments as 2 excrete 150 cocaine wraps in Lagos*

*- Arrests 60 at Abuja drug party; destroys 18,632kg cannabis in Edo forest; recovers Tacoma truck loaded with imported Loud in Lekki*

*Read more at*https://t.co/NS52SSrJHC pic.twitter.com/2Fn4qQboey

— NDLEA NIGERIA (@ndlea_nigeria) June 30, 2024

He said in an operation in Edo State, four suspects were apprehended in a deep forest in Ugun, Igueben Local Government Area of the state.

During the raid, NDLEA operatives raided and destroyed 18,632.22 kilograms of cannabis on 7.452888 hectares of farmland.

The suspects were identified as Endurance Okon, 24; Joseph Michael, 23; Ovoco Bright, 43; and Goday Abanum, 23.

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Police Arrest Two Suspected Kidnappers, Exhume Victim’s Corpse In Ogun

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Police authorities in Ogun State have arrested two suspected kidnappers allegedly responsible for many kidnap and killings in Ijebu Igbo and its environs in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state while five other members of the gang at large.

The seven-man kidnap gang, according to the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, were responsible for the kidnap and eventual killing of a 71-year-old father of five and another 37-year-old man who they buried in shallow graves at two different locations.

Leading men, officers and health officials to the bushes where their victims were buried in shallow graves, the Commissioner of Police assured residents that the long arms of the law would catch up with the fleeing gang members.

“These two suspects have confirmed being the culprits while their other partners are presently on the run. They are here to lead us to the shallow grave where the kidnapped victims were buried,” the CP said.

“We think it is better to follow that sequence, let us confirm that it is actually a shallow grave where the victims were buried.

“This is a seven-man gang. The important thing is that they have admitted to the commission of the offence and their cohorts are on the run.”

The CP vowed that the Ogun State Police Command is making frantic efforts to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang.

He also reiterated to the residents of Ogun the police commitment to securing their lives and properties, warning criminals to steer clear of the state.

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NDLEA Arrests Intending Pilgrims With Cocaine Consignments In Lagos

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested four intending pilgrims as they planned to ingest wraps of cocaine ahead of their flight on Wednesday.

Narrating how the arrest was made, Director, Media, and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said its officials had raided Emerald Hotel, Ladipo area of Oshodi, Lagos State where some of the intending pilgrims were lodged.

Those arrested during the intelligence-led operation include Usman Kamorudeen, 31; Olasunkanmi Owolabi, 46; Fatai Yekini, 38; and a lady, Ayinla Kemi, 34.

The four suspects were lodged in two rooms in the hotel where they had prepared 200 pellets of cocaine weighing 2.20 kilograms to swallow when NDLEA officers stormed their rooms.

One hundred wraps of the Class A substance were recovered from each of the two rooms, bringing the total seized cocaine to 200 wraps. Two suspects were to swallow 100 wraps each.

Commending the Commander, officers, and men of the Lagos state Command of NDLEA, which conducted the operation, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, Brig Gen Mohamed Marwa (Retd), said the agency will continue to spread its dragnet to track, trace and apprehend criminal elements, who may want to hide under pilgrimage, to carry out their nefarious activities capable of denting the image of the country.

The NDLEA boss also stated that “the Agency will work with our counterparts in Saudi Arabia to ensure that the designated recipients of seized illicit drug consignments in any part of Saudi Arabia are also traced and dealt with accordingly.”

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NDLEA Intercepts N2.1bn Worth Of Codeine Syrup, ‘Loud’ Consignments

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A 70-year-old grandfather has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with 57.2kg of cannabis in Nasarawa State.

Also arrested were two suspects with 426kg of cannabis in Ekiti State, NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

This is as the anti-narcotics agency seized codeine-based syrup and Loud, a synthetic cannabis strain worth over N2.1 billion at the Port Harcourt seaports and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

“Large consignments of codeine-based syrup and Loud, a synthetic strain of cannabis worth over N2.1bn in street value have been intercepted at the Port Harcourt seaports, Onne and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA,” the statement read.

Some of the hard drugs intercepted by NDLEA operatives.

“At the Lagos airport, NDLEA officers with the cooperation of other security agencies on Friday 31st May 2024 intercepted a large consignment of Loud, packed in eight suitcases, containing 320 parcels with a total weight of 164.50kg of the strong psychoactive substance coming from Canada on a KLM flight via Amsterdam, Netherlands.

“The consignment estimated to be worth N960m which was brought in by a passenger, Ughenu Nnaife Francis was discovered at the E-arrival hall of the airport by personnel of NDLEA, Customs and others during a joint search operation by the security operatives while the suspect was attempting to smuggle the suitcases out of the hall.”


See the full statement below:

Codeine syrup, Loud consignments worth over N2.1billion intercepted at Lagos, P/H ports

. As NDLEA arrests 70-year-old grandpa, Nigerien, 3 others in Ekiti forest, FCT, Nasarawa, Katsina raids

Large consignments of codeine-based syrup and Loud, a synthetic strain of cannabis worth over Two Billion One Hundred and Eighty-Five Million Naira (N2,185,000,000.00) in street value have been intercepted at the Port Harcourt seaports, Onne and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

At the Lagos airport, NDLEA officers with the cooperation of other security agencies on Friday 31st May 2024 intercepted a large consignment of Loud, packed in eight suitcases, containing 320 parcels with a total weight of 164.50kg of the strong psychoactive substance coming from Canada on a KLM flight via Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The consignment estimated to be worth N960,000,000.00, which was brought in by a passenger, Ughenu Nnaife Francis was discovered at the E-arrival hall of the airport by personnel of NDLEA, Customs and others during a joint search operation by the security operatives while the suspect was attempting to smuggle the suitcases out of the hall.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a resident of Germany but travelled to Toronto, Canada to transport the drug to Nigeria. During his interview, he claimed that he was recruited as a mule to convey the drug to Nigeria for an agreed fee of Six Million Naira.

At the Port Harcourt Ports Complex, NDLEA operatives on Monday 27th May intercepted a container marked TEMU 6807401 imported from India enroute C to C bonded terminal in Enugu. During a joint examination of the container by NDLEA, Customs and other security agencies, 1,750 cartons of codeine weighing 26,250kg, containing 175,000 bottles of the opioid worth N1,225,000,000, in street value were discovered.

In Abuja, a 25-year-old lady, Blessing Thomas, was arrested with 1.0kg methamphetamine by NDLEA operatives on patrol along Kwali – Gwagwalada expressway on Friday 31st May while travelling in a commercial bus from Lagos to Yola, Adamawa state. In the same vein, operatives in Nasarawa state on Wednesday 29th May nabbed a 70-year-old grandfather,

Muhammadu Ibrahim, with 57.2kg cannabis in Lafia, the state capital.

Two suspects: Suleiman Kazeem, 35, and Sunday Gbenga, 20, were arrested when NDLEA officers raided Ara forest, Ara-Ekiti in Ekiti state where they recovered 426 kilograms of cannabis sativa already processed and packed in big sacks, while they destroyed over 4,000kg of same substance on 1.66 hectares of farmland on Thursday 30th May.

In Katsina state,76 blocks of cannabis weighing 42kg were seized from a Nigerien, Suleman Audu, 29, when he was arrested by NDLEA officers along Zaria – Malumfashi road on Wednesday 29th May.

In the same vein, Commands and formations of the Agency across the country continued their War Against Drug Abuse, WADA, sensitization activities to schools, worship centres, work places and communities among others with equal vigour in the past week. These include: WADA enlightenment lecture for students and teachers of Community Secondary School, Okpuno, Awka, Anambra state; students and teachers of All Saints Church School, Jericho Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo state; students of Western Marine College, Ajido, Badagry, Lagos and students of Government Girls Secondary School, Buden Gari, Bichi, Kano state

While commending the officers and men of MMIA, PHPC, Nasarawa, Ekiti, Katsina and FCT Commands of the Agency for the arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) noted that their efforts and those of their compatriots across the country have in no small measure reduced access to and availability of illicit substances in Nigerian communities. He charged them to remain vigilant at all times and continue their collaboration with other agencies and stakeholders in their areas of responsibility.



Femi Babafemi

Director, Media & Advocacy

NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja

Sunday 2nd June 2024

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