Its Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, announced this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
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 agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said additional 48.726 kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances were recovered.
Its Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.
The development was revealed by the Director of Media and Advocacy of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday.
Retired Brigadier General Buba Marwa gave the warning while receiving further briefing on follow-up operations from the Commander, NDLEA in the FCT, Mohammed Sokoto, over the arrest of a 300-level university student, Rhoda Agboje, and her boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo.
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.
Narcotics agents with the Federal Capital Territory Command of the NDLEA have also launched a manhunt for another member of the syndicate involved in producing the cookies with Arizona, a highly psychoactive variant of cannabis, alcohol and rohypnol among other ingredients.
According to a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the NDLEA Chief made the comments on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the suspects comprising 10 males and two females were apprehended with about 450 kilogrammes of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa.
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Onyinye Madu, Attache de pressé/Press Officer of France Embassy in Nigeria.
The agency also intercepted 2,800 bottles of diverse cough syrups after it thwarted attempts to smuggle them into the Federal Capital Territory.
Buba Wakawa, the NDLEA Commander in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin that the suspects were arrested with 1,330 kg of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa.
This was revealed in a statement by the Director of Advocacy of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Femi Babafemi, on Tuesday.
The Commander of the task force, Maj.-Gen. Dominic Onyemelu, presented the suspects to newsmen on Thursday in Jos.
The Agency’s Director Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
Lawan made this known in a keynote address to declare open a Public Hearing on the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Act 2004.
Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP Delta) on Thursday stressed that while the caucus is not against any genuine visa clearance measures, especially those placed to curb drug trafficking and other criminal tendencies, it is however concerned about policies such as fees that tend to place undue pressure on innocent citizens.
Ojomo is facing one count of dealing in 250g of Cannabis sativa (hemp).
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.