Illicit Drug Concealed In Degree Certificate intercepted, As NDLEA Seizes Cocaine, Heroin Enroute Canada, Australia, Destroys Hectares Of Cannabis Farm In Edo

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  The ongoing Nationwide War against trafficking on illicit drugs by the Anti drug Agency , appears to have continued to make  a significant impact .                                                                                     

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), in the past week, said it seized hundreds of kilograms of illicit substances at the airports, courier firms, hideouts and destroying hectares of cannabis farms in the remote forests.

Under scoring the efforts by drug traffickers to beat and evade NDLEA recent  offensives,  illicit drug concealed in a degree certificate was intercepted.                                                                           

In like manners , efforts by desperate traffickers to export varying sizes of consignments containing cocaine, heroin and other illicit drugs through courier firms were also foiled.                                                                  

Some of the seizures include 475grams of heroin concealed in food items going to Canada; 202grams of cocaine hidden in body cream containers going to Australia; 720grams of Cannabis Sativa tucked in computer hard drives heading to United Arab Emirates, UAE and another 2.1kg of cannabis hidden in body cream bottles going to Oman, while 60grams of cocaine concealed in degree certificates meant for Australia was also seized, all from three courier firms in Lagos.                                   

Zeroing its search light to Kano, one Shuaibu Yusuf, was arrested on Friday 17th Sept with 537kg of cannabis sativa, concealed among bags of cement in a truck, while in Ogun state, five persons were arrested on Tuesday 14th Sept after their truck conveying 552kg cannabis was intercepted at Ogere Remo, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.                                                       

As the  Onslaught continues, narcotic officers on motorised patrol on Friday 17th Sept, arrested a 21-year-old Law Ubi at Marian Road, Calabar, Cross River state with 67.4 kg cannabis while a follow up search of his residence the following day, Saturday, led to the recovery of 4.2grams of Cocaine from his apartment.                                                                         

While In Edo, operatives stormed remote forests in Ovia North East area of the state between 8th and 16th Sept, destroyed over 14 hectares of cannabis farms, and recovered 172.6kg of cannabis.                                                                    

Three female and a male suspects were also arrested in raids across Owan East and Akoko Edo areas of the state.                       

Femi Babafemi , Director, Media & Advocacy of the Agency,  while confirming the development in a release on Sunday, said different quantities of cannabis and local mixtures called monkey tail were recovered from them.                                                 

Commending the officers and men of the Lagos airport, Abuja airport, Benue, Kano, Ogun, Rivers, Cross River and Edo commands as well as those of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigation, DOGI, of the Agency for maintaining the heat on drug dealers, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) said their efforts “further reaffirm our determination that those in this criminal trade will always have the new NDLEA to contend with; whether in their homes, on the streets, at.   ports and deep in the forests, we’ll chase them with every legitimate force and smoke them out, up to the last man or woman if they fail to repent.”  

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