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NDLEA nabs suspects in Ondo, seizes drugs hidden in shoes

By Ayodele Popoola

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested four suspects: David Iyoragie, 34; Adams Idowu, 28; Ibrahim Audu Abdullahi,54; and Ayomide Henry Ayuba, 20, with substances 524.5kg cannabis in Ondo State.

The suspects were arrested at De–Rock View Hotel, Gadson Junction off Ado-Ekiti Road, Igoba, Akure North LGA on Friday January 12, with 524.5kg cannabis.

Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

He said another suspect, Aniekeme Eyibio, 26, was also nabbed at Ala forest, Akure North LGA where 293.5kg of the same psychoactive substance and a Dane gun were recovered from him.

The anti-narcotics officers also intercepted various quantities of tramadol and cannabis sativa concealed in the soles of sports canvas shoes going to Oman in Lagos.

The NDLEA officers also seized tramadol and Rohypnol hidden in spices heading to the United Kingdom at two courier firms in Lagos on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Babafemi disclosed that the NDLEA operatives, on Thursday, January 11, raided a clandestine skuchies factory operated by a 28-year-old man, Oyadeji Dimeji, in the Moniya area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, and recovered 76.6kg of cannabis sativa, 134 grams of tramadol, 93 grams of phenol, and 50 litres of already produced skuchies, a liquid mixture containing various types of psychoactive substances.

“While 67-year-old Franklin Eze was arrested at Otuo, Owan East LGA, Edo state on Thursday 11th January with 454 blocks of cannabis weighing 311kg loaded in his Lexus salon car marked EBM 812 AA, Abdullahi Shuaibu, 43, was nabbed by NDLEA operatives on Tuesday 9th January at Ayangba, Dekina LGA Kogi State with 43 blocks of compressed cannabis, weighing 22kg and three pinches of methamphetamine.

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The NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the anti-narcotic officers for the arrests and seizures.

He urged them and their compatriots across all formations of the agency to maintain the offensive action tempo and strive to surpass previous records while maintaining a balance with their drug demand reduction.

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