Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Sokoto have arrested a 36 year old suspected transborder drug trafficker, Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu, while trying to cross to Algeria through Niger Republic, with 62 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine, weighing 1.550kg which has an estimated street value of about N1 Billion.
The state acting commander of NDLEA in Sokoto, Bamidele Segun said the suspect was intercepted on a motorcycle around baggage area at Illela border while trying to cross to Niger Republic, while his final destination was to be Algeria where he resides.
According to Bamidele" the illicit drug was neatly concealed in youghurt bottles. "He was found with an ECOWAS passport with different name written as Auwalu Audu, but he gave his real name as Nkem Timothy" The acting commander also stated that His men had commenced further investigation, to unravel his sponsor and other members of the transborder drug cartel. " This is a breaking feat for us in the command, as seizure of this magnitude of type A drug (cocaine) has never been made in Sokoto command before" he added.
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