110 Suspected Drug Dealers Arrested By The NDLEA In 9 States

Suspected Drug Dealers
Suspected Drug Dealers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) last week arrested 110 suspected drug dealers in nine states of the federation, spokesman Femi Babafemi said in a statement yesterday.

Babafemi said the arrests were made as operatives raided and dismantled the suspects’ hideouts, adding that assorted illicit substances were seized in the operations.

In Lagos, notorious drug joints in Maza Maza, Alakija, Festac town, Amuwo Odofin, Oluti, Isheri Roundabout, and Igando were raided on October 7, and at least 16 suspects were arrested, the statement said.

Seven other suspects were equally arrested in different locations in the Lekki area of the state, and some more in Obalende, Agege, while 17 suspects arrested by men of the 149 Battalion (Rear), Nigerian Army Cantonment, Ojo, were transferred to the Agency for further investigation.

Babafemi said cocaine, heroin, tramadol, methamphetamine, diazepam, cannabis and other psychoactive substances were seized from the suspects.

In Benue, the arrest of a 19-year-old female suspected drug dealer, Mngunengen Achir with 5.5kg cannabis and 112g of diazepam on October 6 in Aliade area of the state took a disturbing twist when other members of her cartel abducted a retired NDLEA personnel from that community who they assumed was still a serving officer, took him to a forest and demanded for the release of the suspect in custody before their victim would be freed, the NDLEA statement said.

Suspects were also arrested in Nasarawa, Ondo, Kwara and Kano, and similar drugs seized from them.

In one instance,

more than 5kg methamphetamine and cannabis concealed in soles of ladies shoes, body cream and auto spare parts heading to Australia, Pakistan, South Korea, and Hong Kong were intercepted in four courier firms in Lagos by narcotic officers in the Directorate of Operation and General Investigations, DOGI, of the Agency, Babfemi said.


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