At least, 15 drug dealers including a woman on wheelchair were arrested during the ‘offensive action’ operations, which began on Sunday 1st August and lasted till Saturday 7th August, 2021 in the seven states. The raids aimed at mopping up illicit drugs in the affected states followed intelligence and as part of the ongoing offensive action ordered by the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) against all drug cartels across the country.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency charged Idowu with trafficking.
The Director, Media and Advocacy of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja that Chioma sold the drugged cookies and biscuits through an online catering service, Omachi Kitchen.
Ms Patrick was arrested on 21st May, 2021 together with her boyfriend while both were trying to deliver some pieces of brownies ordered online by NDLEA’s undercover agents in a Mercedes Benz car.
Its Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.
Asekun had been on the wanted list of the agency following the recent arrest of some traffickers and drug seizures linked to him. The long arm of the law however caught up with the wanted baron at about 9.40pm on Friday 7th May, 2021 while trying to board a Virgin Atlantic airline flight to London, United Kingdom at the Lagos airport.
Following intelligence-based raids and follow up operations on their locations on May 2, 2021, over 192kg of cocaine and other psychoactive substances were recovered from the suspects, while the octogenarian, her granddaughter and two other ladies: Tessy Matthew and Blessing Adesida, were arrested.
The drugs were found concealed in clay blocks on April 25 by officers from the Australian Border Force.
Its Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.
Apolos had been on the wanted list of the Abia state Command of the NDLEA since February following the arrest of one Chima Ukeleonu, the suspect behind the video that went viral in January 2021, showing a young man hawking illicit drugs on the street. As a result, 38-year-old Apolos was put on wanted list.
Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mba Musa, told a news conference that the cocaine was contained in a vessel MV SPAR SCORPIO which also carried 42,000 tonnes of raw sugar from Brazil.
A notorious trafficker, Sikiru Owolabi, who is behind at least two of the parcels has been traced and arrested after days of thorough and systematic surveillance by NDLEA operatives.
The defendant, according to the charge marked FHC/L/60c/2021, is being tried on one-count of dealing on 179g of cocaine .
Around 200 officers raided 14 properties in the early morning hours, a statement from the police said.
NDLEA Commander in the state, Nse Inam, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen on its activities in Owerri on Tuesday.
In a statement, Jonah Achema, NDLEA spokesman said that the new methods were uncovered in two separate operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Special Area Command, Abuja.
The NDLEA Commander in Kano State, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Tuesday.
The police (Drug Enforcement Division) said on Facebook that it found 1,028 bags of cocaine aboard the crashed plane and two foreigners have been detained.
It was gathered that at least six members of the syndicate had been arrested and presently being quizzed by operatives