Nigeria

NDLEA arrests Italy-bound lady, pregnant woman, fake soldier for drug trafficking

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

Attempts by one Emmanuel Chibuzor Omebere and a female passenger, Isesele Obehi, to export illicit drugs to Europe through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja were thwarted by officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, who arrested them shortly before they boarded their flights.

This was made known in a statement issued by NDLEA’s Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday.

According to Babafemi, Obehi was nabbed on Saturday during outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight at Gate B departure hall of the Lagos airport on her way to Milan, Italy, with three hundred and twelve (312) sachets of Tramadol, weighing 1.5kg, concealed in crayfish and dried vegetables, while Omebere was equally caught with 137.45 grams of the same drug concealed in foodstuff at the Abuja airport on Thursday during outward clearance of Turkish Airline flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

In another development, a 38-year-old pregnant woman, Kate Ngozi Nwuju was arrested on Tuesday 14th Sept at her residence in Rumueme, Mile 4 area of Port Harcourt, Rivers state, with 4.5kilograms of cannabis following intelligence that she sells drugs.

Also, one Aliyu Saidu, suspected to be a fake soldier, was arrested with 2.3kg of Cannabis Sativa in a commercial bus from Lagos to Makurdi, on Monday 13th Sept at Aliade checkpoint, Benue State.

In Kano, one Shuaibu Yusuf, was arrested on Friday 17th September with 537kg of cannabis sativa, concealed among bags of cement in a truck, while in Ogun state, five persons were arrested on Tuesday 14th September after their truck conveying 552kg cannabis was intercepted at Ogere Remo, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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