A Nigerian returning from Pakistan, Ezenyeche Kingsley Ebuka has been arrested by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airpirt, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos with five pellets of heroin weighing 250grams discovered in his anus.
The suspect arrived at the D arrival hall of the airport on 14th June on Turkish airline flight from Pakistan with the illicit drug inserted in his anus. He however failed to beat the eagle eyes of narcotic officers during inward clearance of passengers on the flight.
Meanwhile, a serving officer of a law enforcement agency, Popoola Abayomi has been arrested for selling assorted illicit drugs to students of a federal university and cultists in Ogun state.
The drug dealer who serves in the Lagos state Command of the security agency was arrested on Wednesday 15th June, 2021 after days of surveillance on his wife’s shop used as his sales point in Camp area of Abeokuta.
One of his salesmen, a motorcycle rider known as Ogah was trailed to the location at about 8pm and arrested with six pinches of Colorado weighing 1.17grams.
Popoola who has been on the Agency’s watch list was nabbed with different illicit drugs including codeine – 17 bottles; cannabis – 22.26grams; tramadol 230 – 98grams; 61 tablets of flunitrazepam – 23.72grams; 113 tablets of molly – 48.16grams and sex drops – 43.92grams.
After the arrest of the two suspects, some student union officials of the institution blocked the NDLEA team with their official vehicle. The narcotic agents however restrained themselves and after hours of standoff succeeded in moving the suspects to custody.
In the same vein, one Adelodun Kamaldeen has been arrested by operatives of the Oyo state Command of the Agency at General Area, Ilorin, Kwara State following the interception of a parcel containing cocaine and heroin that weighed 10.5grams and 4.8grams respectively on 13th June.
While commending the various Commands of the Agency for sustaining the offensive action against illicit drug trafficking and the cartels running it, Gen. Marwa warned that the NDLEA will not spare any law enforcement agent hiding under the privilege of his uniform to engage in narcotic criminal business.
“Those who think they can sabotage ongoing efforts to rid Nigeria of the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse hiding behind the façade of their uniforms should better think twice because they’ll have NDLEA to contend with.
“We’ll not only arrest and expose them but well equally prosecute them and seize all assets acquired through the proceeds of their criminal act,” he warned.