The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Malanta Yusuf, said this on Thursday at a media conference in Lagos.
In Lagos, anti-narcotics officers who have been on the trail of 48-year-old Aro Aderinde for weeks arrested him on Sunday 16th October over his involvement in the export of 3,149kgs cannabis sativa concealed in coconut fibres via container number MSKU 1820587. In the same vein, two women: Hauwawu Bashiru and Basirat Adebisi Yahaya linked to the attempt to export 90 kilograms of methamphetamine through Pastor Anietie Okon Effiong of Promise of Zion Church, Oron, Akwa Ibom state, were equally arrested in Lagos and moved to Uyo to face charges along with the clergyman. Pastor Effiong was earlier arrested on Saturday 6th August.
This development was made known on Monday by the Director of Media and Advocacy of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi.
This was disclosed by the spokesman of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on his Twitter handle on Monday.
Police spokesman, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, confirmed the development in a statement he issued on Monday.
The woman, from Obunku community, Oyigbo Local Government of Rivers State, was arrested on June 29, 2022.
At the Lagos airport, a female passenger, Odia Emiliana Efe was arrested on Monday 9th May why trying to board Royal Air Moroc flight from Lagos via Casablanca to Milan, Italy with 1000 tablets of Tramadol 200mg concealed in food items.
The revelation is contained in a statement issued by the agency’s Director Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, on Tuesday in Abuja.
The Agency stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by its Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi.
After months of surveillance and evading arrest, Ukatu who is Chairman of Mallinson Group of Companies was eventually nabbed onboard a flight to Abuja
The development was disclosed by the NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement.
ASP Sulaiman Nguroje, police Spokesperson, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday.
Of the total seizures, 40 cartons of Co-Codamol, a brand of paracetamol with Codeine, which is classified as Opioid, were seized from a freight agent, Eraikhueme Ehis. The seizure made on Thursday March 10 translates to 349, 800 tablets weighing 336kg. The consignment came from London, UK as a consolidated cargo through the SAHCO Import Shed of the airport. The consolidated cargo was declared as personal effects but was discovered to contain some medicaments.
In Delta, one Christian Onah,42, was arrested at Isele- Azagba junction with 23,160 tablets of Swinol and 66,000 tablets of Rohypnol, both weighing 71.6kg while conveying the drugs from Benin, Edo to Onitsha, Anambra state. In another arrest, a commercial vehicle from Onitsha going to Ibadan, Oyo state was intercepted at Abraka junction, Asaba on Wednesday 2nd March with 78,000 capsules of Tramadol; 5,000 tablets of Diazepam and 97,500 tablets of Exol-5, while a suspect, Olaniyan Sunday, 42, was arrested. At least, a female suspect, Patricia Saduwa, 42, was arrested with 233.7kg cannabis during a raid operation in Orogun community close to Abbi town in Kwale LGA, Delta State on Friday 4th March. The raid of another house in the community same day led to the seizure of 123.7kg cannabis while the owner is still at large.
The NDLEA also said over 1,500 kilograms of imported Loud and other illicit substances have been intercepted in raids across Lagos and Edo states.
The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi announced this in a statement issued in Abuja Wednesday.
This was revealed in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, on Wednesday.
This followed the seizure of 8,381,600 capsules and tablets of Tramadol as well as 56,782 bottles of codeine.
The 27-year-old Chioma Eze was arrested on Friday 17th Dec when operatives raided her store and home in Ojo area of Lagos while another suspect, Michael Oroke was also nabbed with 29kg of the illicit drug in the same location.
The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, made this known in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.