NDLEA arrests pregnant woman importing ‘skunk’

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has raided two clandestine drug stores in Lagos State where a pregnant woman, Eze Joy Chioma was arrested with 1,442kgs of imported skunk and four men including a 62-year-old Basset Emmanuel were arrested with 182,000 tablets of Tramadol.

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Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said the pregnant woman aged 27 was arrested when operatives raided her store and home in Ojo area of Lagos while another suspect, Michael Oroke, was nabbed with 29kg of the illicit drug in the same location.

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Operatives were also said to have raided a hideout in Abule Egba area of the state, where Basset Emmanuel, Ezekwem Lawrence, Mohammed Aliyu, and Suwidi Isiaku were arrested with 182,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg.

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Meanwhile, in similar raids across eight other states of Rivers, Kogi, Benue, Adamawa, Anambra, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo, over 4,000kgs of assorted illicit drugs were seized.

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On Saturday, during a routine stop and search exercise along Aba/Port Harcourt expressway, by Obigbo, operatives intercepted a consignment of Tramadol in a commercial Toyota Hiace bus, with a waybill addressed to one Shadrach Udechukwu.

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A follow up operation led to Udechukwu’s arrest and different quantities of Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Cannabis Sativa, Tramadol, Exol-5, Swinol, and Diazepam recovered from him.

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

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Also, over 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.

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

In Ekiti, 1,420kgs 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, 450kgs cannabis was seized along Ipele-Idoani road, and 420.5kgs cannabis at Ogkogu camp, Ipele, both in Owo LGA.

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