60 Persons In Chains For Drug Party

…as NDLEA recovers Tacoma truck loaded with imported Loud in Lekki

60 people were on Friday night, 28th June, 2024 arrested in Abuja by NDLEA operatives for organizing a drug party dubbed: “Go Hard or Go Home. Pick Your Poison.”

The suspects comprising 25 males and 35 females were arrested at an apartment in Sun City Estate in the Federal Capital Territory.

Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA disclosed in Abuja on Sunday that the raid followed credible intelligence about the drug party organized by one Stanley Ikechukwu who was arrested at the venue.

At least six of the suspects: Victoria Adoga; Hamza Yari; Joanne Essein Joy; Socchima Valentine; Jago Imole; and Charles Indobuibisi, were arrested with different quantities of ecstasy and cannabis.

The Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has directed that 20 of the suspects who tested negative to drug be released unconditionally, while 33 others who tested positive to illicit drugs were to be released on bail and will report at the FCT Command of the Agency on Monday to begin treatment and counselling.

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No fewer than four suspects: Endurance Okon, 24; Joseph Michael, 23; Ovoco Bright, 43; and Goday Abanum, 23, were arrested in the deep forest of Ugun, Igueben LGA, Edo state on Saturday 29th June when NDLEA operatives raided and destroyed 18,632.22 kilograms of cannabis on 7.452888 hectares of farmland.

In the same vein, Commands and formations of the Agency across the country continued their War Against Drug Abuse, WADA, sensitization activities to schools, worship centres, work places and communities among others in the past week.

These include: WADA enlightenment lecture for students and staff of First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo state; students of Government Day Secondary School, Yola, Adamawa; students and teachers of Ezeike High School, Nibo, Anambra; members of Mount Zion Anglican Church, Igoba, Akure, Ondo state and WADA advocacy visit to the palace of Oba of Yoruba in Kano, Dr. Murtala Alimi Otitese.

While commending the officers and men of the MMIA, Port Harcourt Ports, Lagos and Edo Commands for the arrests, seizures and their dexterity, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) warned drug cartels that no matter the ingenuity of their modes of trafficking, the dedicated workforce of the Agency in collaboration with other stakeholders and partners will always be steps ahead to expose them and thwart their tricks.

He enjoined the officers and their colleagues across the country to continue with the ongoing balanced approach to the drug control efforts of the agency

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