Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, arrested a trans-border trafficker in Abuja by name Emeka Okoro and an accomplice drug dealer, Ibrahim Bello with cocaine weighing 1.1kilogramme, which has a street value of N264million.
While the former (Okoro) was intercepted with 900grammes of cocaine in a commercial bus along Abuja-Gwagwalada road on Monday 26th April, 2021 which was based on intelligent information given, Bello was nabbed with 200grammes of the illicit drug in Zuba area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, same-day through a controlled delivery operation.
In a statement issued by the Commander, FCT Command of the Agency, Mohammed Malami Sokoto, Okoro had intentions of travelling to Libya through Kano and Agadez in Niger Republic, with wraps of cocaine that weighed 900 grammes while the other confiscation of 200 grammes was made following intelligence that was given on the 26th April, 2021.
“The wraps of cocaine were not to be swallowed as has always been the case, but to be concealed in Jerry cans of palm oil and transported through the border in Kano to Agadez and Libya.
Emeka Okoro(the suspect) brought to light that this has been the movement in the past few months, as disclosed by the FCT Commander of NDLEA.
Also in Kogi, the Command of the Agency has intercepted and seized 157.5kilogrammes of skunk that was concealed in false panels in a Peugeot J5 bus with registration number Lagos AGL 641 XW, Christian Godwin the 43year old suspect was arrested.
In the words of the Commander, Kogi state Command of the Agency, Adewunmi Alfred, “the suspect and his consignment were intercepted at a patrol point in Lokoja, the state capital.
The skunk was sourced from Ikire in Osun state and heading to Masaka in Nasarawa state before our men arrested the suspect, seized the illicit drug and the vehicle used to convey it on Monday 26th April, 2021, Alfred added”.
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), reacted by commending the officers and men of the FCT and Kogi state Commands of the Agency for their persistent vigilance and noteworthy commitment to the task of ridding the country of illicit drugs.
“These seizures and arrests in FCT and Kogi point to the fact that will continue to disrupt and dismantle the drug supply networks of these unconscionable elements and deny them the benefit of their illegal trade” the Gen. Marwa went on to add