NDLEA arrests pregnant woman with 1,441kg imported skunk in Lagos raid

Pregnant woman arrested with 1,441kg imported skunk in Lagos raid

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,  raided two illegal drug outlets in Lagos, arresting a pregnant lady, Eze Joy Chioma, with 1,442 kilograms of imported skunk and four men, including a 62-year-old Basset Emmanuel, with 182,000 Tramadol tablets.

 Pregnant woman arrested with 1,441kg imported skunk in Lagos raid  Pregnant woman arrested with 1,441kg imported skunk in Lagos raid

Chioma Eze, 27, was seized on Friday after operatives raided her store and residence in Ojo area of Lagos, while another suspect, Michael Oroke, was also apprehended with 29kg of the illicit narcotic in the same place.

According to the agency, On the 16th of December, operatives stormed a hideout in the Abule-egba area of the state, arresting Basset Emmanuel, Ezekwem Lawrence, Mohammed Aliyu, and Suwidi Isiaku with 182,000 Tramadol 225mg tablets.

Over 4,000 kg of various illicit substances were recovered in similar searches in eight other states: Rivers, Kogi, Benue, Adamawa, Anambra, Edo, Ekiti, and Ondo.

On Saturday, December 18th, operatives intercepted a consignment of Tramadol in a commercial Toyota Hiace bus with a waybill addressed to one Shadrach Udechukwu, during a regular stop and search action along the Aba/Port Harcourt expressway by Obigbo. Udechukwu was apprehended after a follow-up operation yielded various amounts of Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Cannabis Sativa, Tramadol, Exol-5, Swinol, and Diazepam.

In Kogi state, one Timi Sunday was arrested with 95.945kg of cannabis at Egba town, and Musa Sani with 10.5kg cannabis along Okene-Lokoja highway, while Yaro Bala was arrested with 65kg cannabis on the same road.

No fewer than 20,000 capsules of Tramadol coming from Onitsha, Anambra state were seized in Otukpo, Benue and a suspect arrested, while in Adamawa, a search operation in a house at Ajiya street, Jimeta led to the arrest of a female suspect, Maryam Yunusa with 16 pinches of Cocaine.

A raid at Success line, Marine modern market, Onitsha led to the seizure of 234kg cannabis and a suspect arrested, while in Edo state Francis Eferi was arrested in Okpuje, Owan west LGA with 481kg cannabis and Emmanuel Amu with 81kg cannabis at Sobe.

In Ekiti, 1,420kg cannabis was recovered from Ara in Ikole LGA, while in Akure, Ondo state, operatives arrested one Mrs. Grace Henry in her residence at Itamo Igoba, with 573kg cannabis. In other parts of the state, 450kg cannabis was seized along Ipele-Idoani road, and 420.5kg cannabis at Ogkogu camp, Ipele, both in Owo LGA.

Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of the 9 state commands for their resilience and charged them not to relent.

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