…7.6 Tons Of Illicit Drugs recovered
A 42-year-old man identified as Ahmad Mohammed has been nabbed by operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for taking thousands of concealed opioid pills to insurgents’ enclave in Banki area, a border region between Nigeria and Cameroon in Borno state.
The suspect was nabbed at the Bama check point on Friday, 9th February, 2024 with thousands of Tramadol capsules he was conveying to insurgents with a weight net of 9.686kg.
When his luggage was searched 20,000 capsules of tramadol were recovered from him while on his way to deliver the opioid consignment in the border town.
However, in their desperate bid to outwit drug dealers, the NDLEA spread in dragnet to other states intercepting about 187kgs of substance were seized by operatives at Sapele road, Benin, Edo state while in Kano, NDLEA officers on Monday, 5th February arrested 58-year-old Bashir Attahir in Bachirawa area of the state with 216,000 pills of tramadol 250mg.
Another suspect, Ejike Moses Nmenme, 47, was nabbed the following day Tuesday, 6th Feb with 25,190 capsules of tramadol and different quantities of rohypnol and codeine syrup along Emir road, Sabon Gari area of the city while the duo of Yusuf Abdullahi Musa, 35, and Yusuf Musa, 28, were nabbed at Gadar Tamburawa, with 1,000 ampoules of tramadol injection on Thursday 8th February.
The Commands across the country balanced their drug supply reduction operations with War Against Drug Abuse, WADA, advocacy campaigns to schools, markets, worship centres and communities.
Some of these include: WADA sensitisation lecture on Drug Use and Mental Health for students and staff of Oba Akinbiyi High School, Mokola, Ibadan, Oyo state; Owode Senior Secondary School, Owode Yewa, Ogun state; Federal Science and Technical College, Awka, Anambra state; Yusad Secondary School, Gashua, Yobe state; and African Church Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun state as well as WADA advocacy visit to HRM Ochi’Idoma, Agaba Idu, Dr. Elaigwu Odogbo Obagaji John at his palace in Otukpo, Benue state and the Emir of Rano, HRH Amb. Muhammed Kabiru Inuwa in Kano state.
While commending the efforts of the Nasarawa, FCT, Ondo, Kano, Borno, Edo, Anambra and Lagos Commands of the Agency for jobs well done in the past week, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) urged them and their compatriots across the country to always strive to surpass past feats in their drug supply and drug demand reduction efforts.