Drug lord arrested with 737 pellets of cocaine in Enugu- NDLEA 

Men  of the  National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a suspected drug lord, Augustine  Justine Emeka with (797) pellets of cocaine weighing 17.6 kilogrammes.

In  a statement issued by its spokesman of the agency Femi Babafemi on Sunday, said Emeka was arrested on Saturday, 9th December 2023 at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu.

“During preliminary interview, the suspect admitted the cocaine consignments were for delivery to 12 different persons in the country,” he said.

Also in a related development, the agency spokesperson says NDLEA operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos on Friday 8th December arrested a fleeing suspect, Onyejiuwa Prince Ifeanyi, who has gone into hiding since 8th September following the seizure of a United Kingdom-bound 20kg cannabis consignment concealed in tomato pastes tins at the SAHCO shed linked to him

“Also operatives of the Seaports Operations of the Agency on Monday 4th December arrested a 45-year-old Beninoise, Jamila Fatiu at Ebute Ero Jetty in Lagos Island with 398 bottles of codeine cough syrup on her way to Seme border via a boat service,” he said.

While commending the officers and men of the various commands, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) urged them and their compatriots across all formations of the Agency to maintain the offensive action tempo while creating a balance with their drug demand reduction efforts.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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