Nursing mother arrested for hiding Indian hemp inside food she took to her relation in NDLEA custody
A nursing mother made an audacious move by concealing some substances suspected to be Indian hemp inside prepared cassava flour popularly known as Akpu which she took to her relation who was in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo State, the agency announced on Sunday, October 24.
Since the NDLEA crackdown on illicit drug trafficking began in January, an increasing number of drug users and traffickers have resorted to mixing various controlled substances with ingredients of home-baked edibles which are thereafter sold via online platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Whatsapp while dispatch riders are enlisted to deliver orders to buyers who conclude transactions online from remote addresses.
As the NDLEA widens its net and intensifies its offensive against traffickers of illicit drugs, suspects from all walks of life⸺including law enforcement agents, real and fake, serving and retired⸺have been arrested in the past nine months. The following are the notable five: 1. Ibrahim Musa
NDLEA's contribution to the effort to curb insecurity in the country is not limited to mopping up illegal drugs but also include helping to check the proliferation of illegal arms and ammunition. Operatives of the Agency have made at least three interceptions in 2021. The first case was in March 2021 when officers of the Niger State Command of NDLEA, during a routine stop-and-search operation in Kontagora, recovered 12 AK-47 rifles and 15 pistols, all locally fabricated, concealed inside a white sack, and being ferried through Niger to Kebbi State by the suspects on motorcycles.
Many people make decisions without having to think critically. These decisions are sometimes live changing and if not well thought about, can cause severe damages to one's life. In a recent publication made by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), a 35-year-old nursing mother was apprehended while on transit to smuggle drugs to an inmate in Edo state.
An increasing number of women have been caught for drug trafficking offences in 2021. Since NDLEA launched Operation Offensive Action, more than 1000 women of various ages have been arrested, some of them for daring efforts to traffick illicit drugs into and out of the country. Jennifer Onyejegbu Ifesinachi
. Intercepts Australia-bound Meth in soles of ladies’ shoes, body cream No fewer than 110 drug dealers were arrested in nine states across the country when their hideouts were raided, dismantled and assorted illicit substances seized by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in the past week.
. 153, 256kg of assorted drugs destroyed in Ekiti forest, others A fake police officer and a soldier suspected to be fake also as well as a youth corps member are among 663 drug traffickers and users arrested when operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency raided notorious drug joints in Lagos, Abuja, Benue and other parts of the country during which assorted illicit drugs weighing over 153, 256.876 kilograms were either destroyed or seized in the past week.
. Arrests another fake soldier with drugs; woman who attempted to smuggle skunk hidden in wraps of ‘akpu’ into Agency’s cell for suspect in custody Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted over 2,060 kilograms of assorted drugs including heroin, methamphetamine, cannabis, tramadol and rohypnol in operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos as well as Ondo, Edo, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau and some courier companies.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has assured the international community of Nigeria’s preparedness and determination to go after the assets of drug barons and traffickers in any part of the country. The NDLEA boss gave the assurance in his presentation at the ongoing third committee session of the 76th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York, US.
Popular Nigerian artiste and Grammy Award winner, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (aka Burna Boy) recently disclosed during an interview with Home Grown Radio in Los Angeles that everybody smokes marijuana and that only hypocrisy has kept the substance from being legalised in Nigeria. Source: Burna Boy Instagram.
. NDLEA appeals against N700,000 option of fine for convicts, others A major drug dealer, Mike Omoarukhe, his manager and three other workers in his cannabis farms have been sentenced to 75 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Benin, the Edo state capital. The convicts were charged in July by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in a five count charge number FHC/B/107c/2021 bordering on possession of 183.5 kilograms of cannabis sativa, conspiracy to possess, cultivate and cultivation of 22 hectares of cannabis farms.
NDLEA intercepts over 153,256kgs drugs, arrests 663 suspects The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has intercepted various drugs with cumulative weight of more than 153, 256.876 kilograms within the last one week. (Photos Credit: Vanguard) The agency also disclosed that it arrested 663 suspects in various states within the same period.
Mr Jan Ritterhoff, BKA liaison officer at the German embassy in Nigeria, visited the NDLEA headquarters on August 13 to discuss the German government’s proposed two million euro world-class Narcotic Detection Dogs (NDD) training facility for the Agency. Photo: Marwa and Ritterhoff Brig.
Aseyin, community leaders mourn as accident claims 18 lives in Oyo The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi Ajinese, has commiserated with families of eighteen people that lost their lives in a fatal road accident that occurred along Iseyin-Moniya road during the weekend. Photos Credit: Vanguard
As agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency raided notorious drug joints in Lagos, Abuja, Benue, and other regions of the country, 663 drug traffickers and users were detained, resulting in the destruction or confiscation of about 153, 256.876 kg of illicit substances.
The Nigerian Army has arrested 22 Thai nationals for allegedly smuggling 32.9kg of cocaine from Brazil to Nigeria. The sailors were arrested on board the MV CHAYANEE NAREE, by a joint team following an intelligence report obtained from the UK Border Force. It was learned that a cargo ship had left Santos in Brazil on September 19, 2021, and the UK Border Force found that the ship was headed for Nigeria.
The countrywide Drug law Enforcement company (NDLEA) has intercepted numerous pills with cumulative weight of more than 153, 256.876 kilograms inside the last one week. The business enterprise also disclosed that it arrested 663 suspects in various states inside the same length. NDLEA made this recognised in a announcement by means of its Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja.
Within the last week, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted various substances totalling more than 153, 256.876 kg. Mr Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA's Director of Media and Advocacy, made the announcement on Sunday in Abuja. A youth corps member, a police officer, and a soldier were among the 663 suspects arrested, according to Babafemi, All of whom were suspected of being false.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) has made it clear that the call and agitations for the legalization of Cannabis sativa in Nigeria is out of point, because, the proliferation of illicit drugs leads to crime, chaos, conflict and many other vices in the society