NDLEA arrests local gun manufacturer with G3 rifle, 78 rounds of live ammunition in Benue

The Benue State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), has arrested a man with a fabricated high calibre G3 rifle and 78 rounds of live ammunition. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Chairman, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), said the suspect was arrested on August 4, in a bus en route Jos from Onitsha, after the vehicle was flagged down at Aliade checkpoint for search. According to him, the checkpoint was to stop and search vehicles for drugs; however, he noted that the…

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NDLEA nabs Hijab-wearing woman parading multiple fake name with 465kg illicit drugs

A 36-year-old lady, Chioma Afam, who allegedly uses multiple identities and wears a hijab to evade security scrutiny, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), in Benue State. She was arrested along with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for trying to smuggle a total of 296,000 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 from Onitsha, Anambra state to Gombe State. According to an issued statement by NDLEA‘s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, Chioma, who uses multiple names such as Amina, Uzoamaka and Ifunaya to cover her criminal…

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Hijab-wearing lady parading fake name caught with 465kg illicit drugs

A 36-year-old lady, Chioma Afam, who allegedly uses multiple identities and wears a hijab to evade security scrutiny, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), in Benue State. She was arrested along with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for trying to smuggle a total of 296,000 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 from Onitsha, Anambra state to Gombe State. Picture caption: Suspected drug trafficker, Chioma, with multiple identities for carrying drugs According to an issued statement by NDLEA‘s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, Chioma, who uses…

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NDLEA mandates drug test for couples before wedding

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), has mandated couples to undergo a drug test before having their weddings. The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa, also urged parents to ensure that their sons or daughter-in-law passed through a drug test before allowing the wedding to hold. Marwa, who stated this at a meeting with critical stakeholders in Lokoja, Kogi State, lamented that drug abuse has led to majorly the causes of insecurity in the country, adding that just like churches insisted on HIV/AIDS test for…

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NDLEA intercepts ‘100,000 bottles’ of codeine syrup at Onne Seaport

More than 100,000 bottles of codeine syrup weighing 15,325 kilogrammes have been intercepted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), at the Onne Seaport, in Rivers State. This was disclosed by the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in an issued statement yesterday, in Abuja. According to the statement, the illicit substance was packaged in 500 cartons and concealed in a container bearing imported food masks allegedly made in India. The anti-drug agency said it was discovered on Thursday in a warehouse at the port’s complex during…

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NDLEA arrests drug kingpin with N8bn cocaine at Lagos airport

…Seizes $24,500 offered as bribe A Brazil-based drug kingpin has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), who also intercepted 36 blocks of cocaine, weighing 27.95 kilogrammes with a street value of over N8billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos. The suspect, Ejiofor Felix Enwereaku, was arrested at the airport on Friday “for importing 27.95kg of cocaine worth N8 billion street value, Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesperson said in an issued statement yesterday. He said the suspect used organised criminal gang, which specialises…

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NDLEA intercepts ‘4.9m’ capsules of Tramadol in Rivers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), says it has seized a container carrying over four million capsules of the illicit drug, Tramadol, at the Onne Port in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. This was disclosed in a statement released yesterday by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi. According to the statement, the seizure was made following a joint operation involving NDLEA and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service. Similarly, the NDLEA said one Muntari Hamidu was arrested on Sunday in Yola, Adamawa State, “with 13 sacks of cannabis sativa…

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Kano: Turkey-bound Nigerian arrested with 54 ATM cards

A money-laundering suspect has been arrested at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, (MAKIA), with 54 Automated Teller Machines, (ATM) cards while attempting to board a flight. The suspect, Abubakar Sale, was handed over yesterday to the Head of the Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC), by the Area Controller of the Nigeria Customs Service in Kano, S.P Umar, who told the EFCC Head, Mualledi Farouq Dogondaji, to conduct further investigation. Picture caption: The-ATM-cards-found-on-Abubakar-Sale-being-handed-over-to-EFCCs-Dogondaji Speaking at the ceremony at the Customs Area Command in Kano, Umar…

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NDLEA smashes online drug trafficking cartel, arrests 5 in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), at the weekend busted an online drug trafficking cartel that sells drugged cookies, cakes, brownies and all sorts of illicit substances to residents of Abuja and beyond, using the cyberspace as its platform. As a result, five members of the organised drug criminal group were arrested during sting operations carried out between Friday and Saturday by officers of the FCT Command of the agency during which different brands of illicit drugs were recovered from them. A statement issued by the NDLEA’s…

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NDLEA arrests undergraduate, boyfriend selling drug cookies to Abuja school children

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), have arrested a 300-level university student, Rhoda Agboje and her boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo, both of who specialise in producing and selling drug cookies to school children and other unsuspecting members of the public in Abuja. Narcotics agents with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Command of the NDLEA have also launched a manhunt for another member of the syndicate involved in producing the cookies with Arizona, a highly psychoactive variant of cannabis; alcohol and Rohypnol among other ingredients. Their lid was blown…

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